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Bourne Neighbourhood Policing Team

Crime in Bourne

Bourne has a low crime rate and is generally a safe place to live - it's what makes Bourne such a great place to live. In fact, Lincolnshire as a whole is often reported as having one of the lowest rates of violent crime and therefore is thought to be one of the safest counties to live. Most of the reported crime in Bourne is petty crime, such as theft, trespassing and anti-social behaviour. Serious crimes, such as murders, knife and gun attacks are rare in the town; the most documented murder case of recent years is the murder of Alan Wood in the tiny rural Hamlet of Lound, near Bourne. Anti-social behaviour accounts for the largest percentage of reported crime in the area, closely followed by violence and sexual offences, and criminal damage and arson. Of all the crimes reported over the past year, over 50% resulted in no further action being taken. Perhaps not surprising is that most reported crimes in Bourne are in and around the town centre. When compared to the near-by towns of Spalding and Stamford, monthly reported crimes are regularly lower in Bourne.

As with the rest of England, police numbers in Lincolnshire as a whole have been significantly reduced over recent years and as a result of this response times for reported crimes have increased, with police having to prioritise based on the perceived severity of the crime. With their resources being stretched, it's unlikely to see police officers on the beat in the town, with Community Support Officers filling the gap.

Reporting Crime

To help reduce crime in the area the Bourne and Billingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team need your help!

If you spot a crime in and around Bourne, please contact the Neighbourhood Team directly at bourne.npt@lincs.pnn.police.uk or call 101 and ask for Bourne Police Station. You can also report a crime via the Bourne and Billingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team website or via social media using their Facebook and Twitter pages. The Police Station can be found on West Street (Postcode: PE10 9PD) and is generally open Monday to Friday from 9.00am until 5.00pm. You can also report crime to the local Police Community Support Officer, PCSO Graeme Parrott, who can be contacted on 07973846004 or by email at graeme.parrott@lincs.pnn.police.uk.

Reducing Crime

As well as reporting any crime you see, there are also a number of steps you can take to help reduce your risk of being a victim of crime.

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