Lincolnshire has the third highest murder and manslaughter rate in England and Wales, according to the latest data published by the Office for National Statistics.
The county had a homicide rate per million people of 16.6 in 2013/2014, with 12 murders recorded by Lincolnshire Police.
Only Bedfordshire (18.9 people per million) and South Yorkshire (16.9 people per million) had higher murder rates.
In total, 526 people were murdered in England and Wales last year, the lowest number since 1989.
According to the statistics, Wiltshire and Norfolk are the safest parts of the country, with homicide rates of 1.4 and 2.3 per million people.
Source: The Lincolnite