Lincolnshire has been ranked as the sixth in the country for lowest levels of crime in 2016, according to new data by the Office for National Statistics.
The report reveals that crime across the country has increased by 9%, from 2015 and crime in Lincolnshire has risen by 3.2% in real terms from the same period. In particular, recorded offences of theft (1.1%), criminal damage and arson (0.4%) and sexual offences (2.5%) have seen a small increase.
The largest increase were recordings of violent crime, up by 16.7% and the biggest decrease saw drug offences fall by 18.6%.
In a press statement, Deputy Chief Constable Gary Knighton said: “Whilst these increases will cause concern, it is reassuring that Lincolnshire is ranked sixth in the country for lowest levels of crime, which demonstrates what a safe county it is to live in.”
“We remain committed to reducing and tackling all types of crime within the county and in particular those crimes which cause the most harm to people.”