Hyndburn's Chief Superintendent of Police has congratulated his officers and partnership organisations for their role in driving down crime levels in the borough.
Chief Supt Bob Eastwood said: "So far this year there has been a 16.4 per cent reduction in the levels of crime in Hyndburn.
We are seeing some of the lowest levels of crime ever recorded here and I am delighted with these latest figures."
He added: "This reduction could not have been achieved without effective partnership working and we work very closely with the council and other agencies including the fire service, youth services, housing associations and community groups."
Hyndburn Council Leader, Councillor Peter Britcliffe said: "This is an exceptional performance and the council will continue to play its part in pushing down levels of crime even further. Under the chairmanship of councillor Brian Roberts, the Community Safety Partnership has seen crime rates in the borough slashed to the point that they are now at the lowest levels in a generation. I was really pleased when I heard that Bob Eastwood had been appointed to the division because I know that he's someone who worked here for many years and cares deeply about the area.
Things are going really well on community safety and I'm sure that this will continue in the future."