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386 Robbery Offences Were Recorded By Lincolnshire Police Last Year

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New crime stats reveal there were more robberies in Lincolnshire last year compared to the same period the year before.

 

The Office for National Statistics has revealed that the number of robberies in Lincolnshire has risen over the past 12-months.

Lincolnshire Police which cover areas that include Boston, Skegness, and Lincoln, reported there were 386 robbery offences from March 2022 to March 2023. That is an increase of 14%

According to the Office for National Statistics, in England and Wales there were 75,300 robberies recorded from March 2022 to March 2023. That is a jump of 13%.

Nick Stripe, from the ONS Centre for Crime and Justice, said: “Some crime types are returning to their pre-pandemic levels, while others may have been affected by changes in people’s behaviour during the pandemic and the subsequent lifting of social restrictions.”

“For crimes which are well reported and recorded by the police, we can gain additional insight from police data. Knife crime, robbery and firearms offences are all down on March 2020 levels, but have seen increases in the past year,” he added.

“Overall crime continues to be well below levels seen before the pandemic. This is in large part due to sharp falls in theft and criminal damage.”

As well as robbery crime on the increase, it was also reported that Sexual offences has risen to 2,494 which is a 5% increase compared to 2020.

The overall crime statistics in Lincolnshire has decreased slightly from 59,826 crimes pre-pandemic to 58,858 in 2023.

With the results out, the general feeling in Skegness, Boston, Lincoln and other areas around Lincolnshire is there are not enough police officers patrolling the streets. People feel if more police patrolled the streets, and harsher punishments issued with a higher arrest rate, then fewer crimes would be committed.

 

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