There has been a significant drop in crime in the Carholme Ward between October to November, according to figures released to The Linc by Lincolnshire Police.

November's crime statistics are down on October's for the Carholme Ward

The total number of incidents causing fear and concern dropped from 28 in October to 11 in November. Other incidents involving anti-social behaviour fell by over 50%, from 56 in October to 25 in November. Within the anti-social behaviour statistics, inconsiderate behaviour tumbled from 45 incidents to 18.

However by this point last year incidents involving acquisitive crime, including dwelling burglary, were at a total of 103. The figures for this year so far are at 114, showing an increase of 11. Violent crime has stayed almost the same, with 282 incidents by this time last year, comparing with 285 so far in 2009.

The Carholme Ward includes the city centre, so drink-related crime from people on nights out are accounted for in these statistics.

PC Rick Mosley, community beat manager for the Carholme Ward, says: “I would stress that dwelling burglaries continue to be a problem in the area. While some crime has fallen, this has not. I would like people to remember to keep windows closed and locked. Lock your doors, even when inside the house.

“Keep all valuables out of sight. If you are going away for Christmas, take valuables with you, or leave them with a trusted neighbour. Ask a friend or neighbour to keep an eye on your house, to move the post away from the door and leave some lights on, preferably with a timer to give the impression someone is still in the house.”

PC Mosley urges students to look at the Home Office’s advice on keeping their property secure.