Dales crime rates lowest in county

Crime dropped again in the Derbyshire Dales in the past year – boosting figures that were already lower than almost anywhere else in England.

New Home Office figures reveal only 18 crimes per thousand people in the Dales – down from 20 crimes per thousand last year – a reduction of 13 per cent on 2010/11 and by far the lowest figure in Derbyshire.

The county average for crimes per thousand people is 33 and the national average is 38.

Leaders of the Derbyshire Dales District Council, Cllr Lewis Rose, said: “This is the sixth year in a row that crime has reduced in the Derbyshire Dales.

“The continuing efforts of the police, the district council and our other partners are clearly succeeding in keeping the Derbyshire Dales a safe place to live.”