TV Licensing has revealed that more than 50 people were caught watching TV without a licence in Heanor during the first six months of 2012.
This compares to 2,935 in Nottingham, 863 in Derby and 149 in Ilkeston.
They are among more than 204,000 people caught across the UK during the first half of this year. The average evasion rate remains at a low of just over five per cent. Mark Whitehouse, TV Licensing spokesperson for the East Midlands, said: “Today’s figures paint a very positive picture as the vast majority of people in the UK continue to pay their licence fee. Unfortunately, a minority of people do not pay for their licence, which is unfair to the law-abiding majority who do pay.”