Fewer crimes being reported as more offenders caught

Chief Superintendent Stephen McAllister
Chief Superintendent Stephen McAllister
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The number of crimes being reported in Forth Valley has fallen by more than nine per cent.

Latest figures from Police Scotland show that there were 848 fewer victism of crime in the region between April and December 2016, compared to the same period the previous year.

Alongside a reduction in crime overall, detection rates have increased by 2.3 per cent to 57.2 per cent – 7.1 per cent above the current national average. This means that those who choose to commit crime in Forth Valley are more likely to face consequences for their actions.

Officers have focused on areas of public priority – with a 5.2 per reduction in violent crime overall, a 13.2 per cent reduction in drunk and disorderly conduct, and an 18.4 per cent reduction in the number of persons killed or seriously injured on our roads.

Welcoming the figures, divisional commander Chief Superintendent Stephen McAllister said: “The results we have achieved to date are extremely heartening and demonstrate the continued hard work by our officers and staff to tackle the local priorities identified by our communities as part of our Your View Counts survey.”