The number of crimes committed in Kettering Council’s ‘rural’ wards has dropped by nine per cent, according to the latest police statistics.
In the 12 months leading up to December 2015, areas such as Rothwell and Desborough saw 1,545 crimes – down from 1,695 from the previous 12 months.
Out of these, 17 per cent have been resolved, with drug offenders the most likely to get caught with a 91 per cent detection rate.
There has been a 57 per cent increase in sexual offences, but similarly to Kettering’s crime statistics, many of these are historic.
The statistics break down crimes for each ward.
Those showing a decrease in crime were: Desborough Loatland (25 per cent), Desborough St Giles (37 per cent), Rothwell (13 per cent) and Welland (25 per cent).
Those showing an increase in crime were: Barton (14 per cent), Queen Eleanor and Buccleuch (21 per cent) and Slade (10 per cent).
Burton Latimer saw no change in recorded crime.