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City crime falls by 13% in a year

Crime in Nottingham has dropped by 13% in the past year, according to the latest Home Office figures.

Fewer burglaries, incidents of criminal damage, wounding and robbery have taken place but there has been a 12% rise in the number of common assaults.

The figures more than 90 crimes a day are currently committed in Nottingham, compared with 100 last year.

Allan Breeton, director of operations for the Crime and Drugs partnership, said he was pleased with the reduction.

Complacency warning

But he added "there is no room for complacency".

"The partnership's commitment to the people of Nottingham is to drive down crime still further and remove the criminal minority from our neighbourhoods," said Mr Breeton.

The latest reduction in crime marks a 28% fall in crime over the past four years.

The figures are based on information from the British Crime Survey, carried out by the Home Office, which records 10 different types of offence.

In March, Nottingham was named as the riskiest place in the UK for household burglaries.

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