Saturday, April 29, 2006

Crime really is falling in south Lincs

Delighted to see that almost all categories of crime have fallen in numbers in south Lincolnshire over the past year.

The Bourne Local newspaper reports on latest figures published by Lincolnshire Police.

House burglary and theft of vehicles are both down nine per cent on last year, robbery down eight per cent, vandalism down seven per cent, sex offences down 17 per cent and serious assaults down by 37 per cent.

It means there are hundreds fewer people becoming victims of crime here, which has to be good news.

The only rise in crime over the past year was thefts from cars - and police blame the increase in popularity of sat-nav devices which all too frequently are left on full view in windscreens.

No comments: