Anti-social behaviour makes up almost half of Chesterfield crime

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200 crimes were committed in one month in Chesterfield town centre with 90 of those cases relating to anti-social behaviour. have released the latest crime figures for the town centre for October 2015.

These figures show a rise from September 2015, where only 162 offences were committed.

Chief Constable, Mick Creedon said: “Derbyshire has reduced recorded crime by 50 per cent over the past 11 years but there remains areas of concern.”

Church Walk and Church way were hot spots for trouble with 15 and 11 incidents of anti-social behaviour occurring respectively.

Violence and sexual offences counted for 30 crimes in the month.

Police were called out ten times to deal with criminal damage and arson and 26 times for shoplifting.

Drug use was at 13 and there was one count for possessing a weapon.

Derbyshire Constabulary covers a population of 1.03 million and after a second inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary the force was rated as good for the extent to which the constabulary is efficient at keeping people safe and reducing crime.

Since November 2014 there have been 1068 anti-social behaviour incidents, 234 violence or sexual offences and 424 cases of shoplifting in the town centre.

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