Notts is third worst county for crime
NOTTS is the third worst policing area for crime, according to Home Office statistics released today.
From 2009-2009 there were 109 crimes per 1,000 people, compared to an average in England and Wales of 89. Only Met Police (112 crimes per 1,000 people) and Greater Manchester (110) recorded higher crime rates.
Notts is faring badly
Notts Police's figures were also in the bottom 20 per cent of all forces for violence, robbery, burglary, car crime, theft and criminal damage.
Nottinghamshire Police's Deputy Chief Constable, Howard Roberts, said he was pleased with the progress the force was making.
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Mr Roberts commented: "We have seen crime in the county fall almost eight per cent, meaning there have been almost 9,700 fewer victims of crime. This was the joint seventh highest reduction in percentage terms in England and Wales, and was the largest percentage fall in the East Midlands.
"We have also bucked the trend when it comes to burglary and vehicle crime. Nationally burglary remained static, but in Nottinghamshire we saw a six per cent fall, or 1,084 fewer burglary victims