The Nottingham Post reported that the Sunday Times has retracted its claims that the town of Nottingham has a “high crime rate” after complaints from readers to the UK Press Complaints Commission. UKCities.co.uk reports that Nottingham has a population of about 285,000.
Two columnists in the Sunday Times had stated that Nottingham had “‘shocking’ crime statistics” and “the highest violent crime rate” in England.
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According to the retraction, Nottingham’s crime rate has actually fallen “by 50 per cent from 2002-2003 to the year ending” this past February.