Stats show Notts crime drop

Crime across Notts has fallen by 12 per cent over the last year according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 23rd July 2013, 4:54 pm
Police in Worksop.
Police in Worksop.

They show that there were 68,097 offences recorded by Notts Police from 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, a reduction of 9,324

Over the last decade crime has fallen by more than 90,000 offences.

This year there were 316 fewer victims of domestic burglary.

Robbery has fallen by 16.8 per cent to 945 - a reduction of 191 offences.

Criminal damage fell by nearly a quarter on last year, down by 2,924 offences to 10,689.

And even violent crime has seen a 2.9 per cent decrease – affecting 490 fewer victims.

Notts Police also said it had seized £1.35 million in criminal assets, preventing offenders from benefiting from the proceeds of their illegal activity.

And there has been a significant drop in the number of young people committing crime for the first time and entering into the criminal justice system – down from 880 in 2011/12 to 509 this year.

“We are pleased to see that crime fell again last year, and the progress that has been made over the last decade should make everyone proud,” said Deputy Chief Constable Sue Fish.

“We still have a long way to go, but our focus remains on doing everything we can to reduce crime and keep people safe and we will never be complacent.”

She said officers and staff had worked ‘extremely hard’ to get to the current position, but that there were further challenges ahead, including budget cuts.

Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said: “Notts Police has a reputation of being one of the fastest improving forces in the country.”

“I have agreed with the force a target of a further 10 per cent reduction this year and we will need to work hard with partners to achieve this. This is the right time to thank officers and staff in our force for their hard work, commitment and achievements.”