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Lincolnshire Police finds positives in figures showing rise in crime




Bill Skelly, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police.Photo by Martin Birks.
Bill Skelly, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police.Photo by Martin Birks.

A nine per cent rise in reported crime across Lincolnshire shows the "greater confidence" of people to inform police, according to the county's Chief Constable.

Bill Skelly claimed that new figures, released on Thursday, which showed that nearly 3,420 more crimes were reported between April 2017 and March 2018 than in the preceding 12 months.

The figures, compiled by the independent Office of National Statistics (ONS), revealed reported crime nationally was up by 16 per cent over the same period, nearly double the rise seen in Lincolnshire.


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