‘Crime down but no letting up,’ says cop

South Holland policing inspector Jim Tyner.
South Holland policing inspector Jim Tyner.
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The man in charge of policing South Holland has promised no let up in fighting crime, despite a 10.5 per cent drop across the area.

Community policing inspector Jim Tyner praised the “hard work” of police officers and PCSOs (police community support officers) in ensuring there were 333 fewer reported victims of crime in South Holland between April and December 2013 than for the same period in 2012.

Figures from Lincolnshire Police show that reported burglaries for April to December 2013 fell by 18 per cent from 184 to 151 compared to the same period in 2012, with the biggest falls in Crowland, Donington and Pinchbeck.

Reported cases of anti-social behaviour went down by 20 per cent and violent crimes by five per cent, with a 15 per cent drop in Spalding town centre.

Insp Tyner said: “Although there is currently national controversy about the general integrity of recorded crime figures, I would not want that to detract from the hard work of my police officers and PCSOs.

“But I’m not complacent and we will continue to target those members of our community that cause us the most harm.”