And police also gave face-to-face crime prevention advice to more than 1,600 people during a two-day campaign last week.
Police seized four uninsured cars and one lorry that was being run on illegal red diesel.
Tax is not paid on red diesel as it is used for farm and other off-road machinery.
A dozen vehicles were also found to be untaxed.
Seventeen vehicles were deemed to be dangerous and immediately banned from the roads.
A further eight had more minor defects and the drivers were given time to repair them.
One taxi was found to be unlicensed and a further seven taxi drivers were found to be committing licensing offences.
Five drivers were given fixed penalty tickets for using their mobile phones or not wearing seatbelts.
Most of the crime prevention visits were to student halls at Snow Island, off King's Mill Lane and Aspley Hall, Firth Street.
Thieves have been sneaking in or leaning through open windows to steal expensive items such as portable media players, laptops and mobile phones.