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Crime down in Skegness by 352 offences in a year

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: February 16, 2013

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CRIME in Skegness has decreased in the last year.

Inspector Terry Ball has given the latest figures which show a reduction in crime in the town during the last performance year.

Overall, crime is down 16.6 per cent from the previous performance year, with 352 less offences.

Inspector Ball said there were 120 less thefts from homes, motor vehicles and property in the last year as well as 33 less assaults.

A specific operation targeting caravan sites has also seen a decrease in crime.

Officers are continuing to work to reduce anti-social behaviour, including with a dispersal order in the Wainfleet area.

Inspector Ball said: "The dispersal order has worked really, really well and the feedback has been very good. We are continuing with the order and will look at taking it off if things continue to improve and when the nights are lighter. The order is about behaviour which stops others going about their usual business. We will not let that happen, running feral around the town and affecting people who live there.

"We will also work with youth services and other agencies otherwise we could get the problems back again in the months to follow."

A special operation has also targeted shop lifers.

Inspector Ball said: "The economic climate is affecting people. There has also been a change in the type of items stolen . It is now meat, cheese and detergent instead of perfumes and clothes. Now it is items that people use frequently."

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  • Whiley45  |  February 20 2013, 9:22AM

    East Lindsey Target must get this right. Crime is not down! Reported crime is down. There is a huge difference. Please do not mislead your readers!

  • Whiley45  |  February 17 2013, 8:31AM

    Good News? This does not mean that 352 less crimes have been committed only that 352 less crimes have been reported!