Crime in Lichfield and Burntwood has fallen by almost 15% in the last five years, according to new figures.
A report to a meeting of Lichfield District Council’s community, housing and health overview and scrutiny committee showed that there were 3,677 recorded crimes in 2014-15 – down from 4,308 in 2010-11.
The number of public order offences fell from 110 to 98 in the same period.
Councillor Doug Pullen, the council’s Cabinet member for community, said the results showed efforts to bring the number of incidents down were paying off.
“We welcome the fall in crime overall, and know that the police and other partner agencies work hard to combat crime and promote community safety,” he said.
Despite the overall drop there was a rise in the number of sexual offences recorded, with 111 last year compared to 67 in 2010-11.
Cllr Pullen said: “The recent rise in the reporting of sexual crimes may be linked to the increased media coverage of these types of crimes and of the high profile cases.
“Reporting these types of crimes is really important, so while it is worrying to see more and more cases come to light, it is encouraging that more people feel confident in coming forward.”
The figures also revealed a drop in the number of people injured in road traffic incidents.
In 2010 there were 455 recorded casualties in Lichfield and Burntwood, but by 2014 that number had dropped to 396.