Crime is down in Chesterfield

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Monthly crime figures for Chesterfield town centre show that there has been a drop in the number of offences committed. has released the latest data from November 2015 where only 163 crime were committed compared to the 200 in October.

There were 54 anti-social behaviour offences and the area with the most call outs was Corporation Street.

Derbsyhire Constabulary had to deal with 16 shoplifting cases and 22 acts of violence and sexual assault.

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.”

Drug use was particularly prevalent and in the 30-day period there were 14 incidents that had to be dealt with.

There was also 11 thefts from the person, five burglaries, eight offences of criminal damage and arson and one count of possession of a weapon along with other charges of vehicle crime, public order offences and bike theft.

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.

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