Crime rate down for Skegness and coast, town council hears

Over the year, there were 948 fewer offences across the coast, including Skegness, according to a police officer.

Insp Terry Berry, addressing Skegness Town Council last week, said he’d brought good news to his final meeting.

He said, in Skegness, there had been an overall crime reduction of 16.6 per cent with 352 fewer offences, meaning 352 people had not become a victim of crime.

He said there had been increases in detection of crimes, including working with caravan sites which had aided the reduction.

He claimed there had also been a year-on-year reduction in assaults, and in Winthorpe anti-social behaviour was decreasing and a dispersal order was successful in Wainfleet.