Crime rates in Lincolnshire are rising at a lower level

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Crime rates in Lincolnshire have risen at a lower level than the national trend, according to the latest independently-produced figures.

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest crime statistics for the 12 months up to March 2018, which provides comparisons of local with national trends.

Although the general national trend is one of increases across the board, the rises in Lincolnshire’s are lower in most categories. This makes Lincolnshire the fifth lowest when considering crimes per 1,000 of population.

Chief constable Bill Skelly said: “We work hard in Lincolnshire to ensure that we are doing all we can to serve and help protect our communities and work with them to tackle crime and bring offenders to justice, and we will continue to do that to make sure Lincolnshire is a safe place in which to live and work.

“While we would of course prefer that less crime is taking place on our streets we always encourage victims to report to us, only then can we investigate, catch offenders and identify patterns.”

To view the report visit www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice.