Public called on to help drive down crime

Residents across Nottinghamshire are being urged to play their part in driving down crime rates in the county by following simple crime prevention advice.

Latest figures show crime fell by 3,961 offences, or 7.7 per cent, between April and October, which is the third largest reduction in the country.

However, Nottinghamshire Police Authority says this reduction would be considerably greater if people took more responsibility for their personal safety and property and didn’t make it easy for offenders to strike.

Professor Simon Holdaway, from Nottinghamshire Police Authority, said: “You wouldn’t walk around with £500 in notes in your hand, so think before you do the same with your phone, iPod or MP3 player. Astonishingly, opportunistic crime accounts for thousands of offences recorded in Nottinghamshire.”