Spring Hill is the worst area for crime in Hyndburn, according to new figures released by the Home Office.
Statistics taken from www.police.uk show that 112 crime and anti-social behaviour incidents were recorded in the area in December last year.
According to the website there were three burglaries, 73 incidents of anti-social behaviour, one robbery, seven vehicle crimes, five violent crimes, and 23 other crime incidents logged within that month.
Baxenden was the lowest for all crime incidents with only 13 recorded.
Julie Standage is the manager of Spring Hill Community Centre, based on Exchange Street.
She said: "It isn’t a surprise to me that crime is high in Spring Hill.
"The area is one of the five deprived wards of Hyndburn.
"We’ve had grafitti problems here and had windows smashed and I hear a lot of stories of people who are having problems with their neighbours in regards to anti-social behaviour."
Tory councillor for Baxenden Terry Hurn was impressed by December’s low crime statistics.
The 65-year-old said: "I still think there’s a problem on a Friday or Saturday night in Baxenden, like there is anywhere, but I’m glad crime statistics were low recently.
"I think this website is good. It puts the police on the spot and is designed to do that. If an area is quite high for crime it can be identified quite quickly. Any information that’s available to people isn’t a bad thing."
The map-based website is available to anyone who lives in England and Wales and cost £300,000 to develop.
According to www.police.uk the area around Blackburn Road, Accrington, is the zone where most crimes have been reported during December 2010.
Home Secretary Theresa May said the maps give real facts and make police more accountable.
Not every Hyndburn ward was covered by the league table.
Council leader Peter Britcliffe, who represents St Andrew’s ward in Oswaldtwistle, said ‘the jury was out’ following the site launch.
Detective Inspector Graham Lister, of Accrington Police Station, said anything that went into the public domain was good.
Rishton was the second highest ward for all crime in December with 106. Rishton Labour councillor Ken Moss, 33, said: "Crime rates have fallen dramatically in Rishton although this website doesn’t show that. I live on Bridge Street which used to have a bad youth and anti-social behaviour problem but that’s reduced a lot over the last two years. It’s an argument against getting rid of any front line officers or PCSOs because they do a fantastic job, certainly in Rishton. Their work will be documented by this website in the future."
How bad is the crime in your area?
- Spring Hill: All crime and ASB 112, burglary 3, anti-social 73, robbery 1, vehicle crime 7, violent crime 5, other crime 23
- Rishton: All crime and ASB 106, burglary 9, anti-social 49, robbery 0, vehicle crime 8, violent crime 7, other crime 33
- Peel: All crime and ASB 77, burglary 0, anti-social 47, robbery 0, vehicle crime 8, violent crime 2, other crime 20
- Church with Milnshaw: All crime and ASB 58, burglary 2, anti-social 30, robbery 0, vehicle crime 7, violent crime 7, other crime 12
- Clayton-le-Moors: All crime and ASB 51, burglary 1, anti-social 38, robbery 0, vehicle crime 3, violent crime 2, other crime 7
- Immanuel, St Andrews and Oswaldtwistle: All crime and ASB 26, burglary 0, anti-social 15, robbery 0, vehicle crime 5, violent crime 3, other crime 3
- Huncoat: All crime and ASB 25, burglary 1, anti-social 16, robbery 0, vehicle crime 1, violent crime 0, other crime 8
- Baxenden: All crime and ASB 13, burglary 1, anti-social 12, robbery 0, vehicle crime 0, violent crime 0, other crime 0
(Figures recorded during December)