Crime fall in Kettering lowest in county

Northamptonshire police carry out an operation using a mobile police station and custody suite in Kettering town centre in December 2012
Northamptonshire police carry out an operation using a mobile police station and custody suite in Kettering town centre in December 2012

Kettering recorded the lowest fall in anti-social behaviour incidents of all the policing areas in Northamptonshire, figures show.

Incidents fell by one per cent in the area between April 2012 and March 2013, compared to a 12 per cent drop countywide.

Between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013, the number of incidents reduced from 4,898 to 4,844 compared to the corresponding period the previous year, a fall of 54 incidents.

The Safer Community Team in Kettering is focusing on problems with rowdy behaviour in the All Saints area of the town, particularly in Princes Street, Club Street and Eden Street.

Kettering sector commander Inspector Matt Wright said: “The number of anti-social incidents has reduced slightly so we are moving in the right direction but we recognise we still have a lot of work to do.

“The perception of drunkenness and rowdiness within the Kettering area remains high and we are working closely with our partners to address this.