The crime levels in Bingham have fallen by 45% according to the latest figures.
Between January and March, of this year, there were 20 fewer crimes in the town compared to the same period last year.
Pc John Reason told the town council’s community committee the crime rates was down when the Bingham East and West wards were combined. This makes Bingham one of the lowest ranked areas in the borough.
Pc Reason welcomed the figure but said it would be nice if Bingham was even further down in the rankings. Bingham ranks below areas including West Bridgford and Keyworth but rank above Radcliffe.
There were 45 crimes in the town during the first quarter of the 2012 financial year and 25 crimes in the first quarter of 2013,
However, Pc Reason has warned that Bingham may find itself climbing up the table when the next figures are published.
He said “There was a spate of damaged cars in May, which might push the crime figures up.”
There have been two house burglaries in the same month. He continued to say that most of the crimes committed in Bingham involved vehicles as there has been a mass of number plate thefts and car damage.
“I cannot say we have any particular hotspots but we seem to have more crime in Bingham East than Bingham West.
“Bingham East takes in the Market Place and most of the public houses, this seems to be the main area.”
There were 11 reports of anti-social behaviour in Bingham during June, which ranks the area 4th out of 6 in Rushcliffe. The council committee were told anti-social behaviour had moved from Eaton Place (the railings!) and is now an issue around Bingham Leisure Centre.