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FIFE MSP HIGHLIGHTS FALL IN VANDALISM OVER LAST DECADE

Publised date : 13 Jul 2018

FIFE MSP HIGHLIGHTS FALL IN VANDALISM OVER LAST DECADE

 

SNP GOVERNMENT SUCCESSFULLY TACKLING CRIME IN FIFE

 

Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency MSP,Jenny Gilruth, has highlighted recently published figures that show cases of vandalism acrossthe Kingdom have fallen sharply since the SNP came to power in 2007 - proving that the Scottish Government’s approach to crime and justice in the community is working.

 

In 2007/08, there were 231 instances of vandalism per 10,000 of the population inFife – which has fallen sharply to 86 cases by 2016/17, a drop of63%.

 

The latest figures back up Tory Justice Minister Rory Stewart’s comments that the rest of the UK “has a lot to learn from Scotland”.

 

Commenting, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

 

“These latest figures will come as welcome news tocommunities across Fife, and prove that the Scottish Government’s efforts to tackle this issue are paying dividends for communities across Scotland.

 

“The Scottish Government’s approach to justice, coupled with well-supported police in our communities, has resulted in a marked drop in the rate of vandalism inFife.  

 

“However there is still work to be done in the fight against mindless vandalism in our communities.

 

“The Scottish Government have made justice one of its top priorities since coming to power in 2007 – putting more police on the streets and taking decisive action to reduce reoffending.

 

“With crime at its lowest level in over 40 years, I am sure the significant year-on-year reduction in vandalism cases inFife will continue.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes:

 

Cases of vandalism per 10,000 population, 2007-08 to 2016-17, by local authority

         
 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Percentage change

Scotland

219

201

170

148

135

106

97

93

96

92

-58%

Aberdeen City

226

212

172

167

154

137

113

110

109

95

-58%

Aberdeenshire

122

124

96

90

81

67

62

52

55

49

-60%

Angus

167

163

128

115

98

99

74

73

80

72

-57%

Argyll and Bute

186

168

146

121

99

81

68

63

72

66

-65%

Clackmannanshire

288

260

201

204

190

143

127

122

136

123

-57%

D&G

192

166

142

125

105

82

72

63

90

101

-47%

Dundee

234

205

188

213

143

123

130

120

122

123

-47%

East Ayrshire

224

217

194

163

159

128

102

95

108

108

-52%

East Dunbartonshire

140

130

112

96

92

64

58

45

49

47

-66%

East Lothian

167

151

145

121

101

80

72

73

79

76

-54%

East Renfrewshire

145

123

104

94

86

64

57

56

52

57

-61%

Edinburgh City

265

232

199

162

153

110

118

120

118

106

-60%

Falkirk

190

179

142

137

127

98

96

89

86

85

-55%

Fife

231

207

172

138

115

90

88

75

85

86

-63%

Glasgow City

281

260

225

190

186

141

134

134

124

126

-55%

Highland

191

175

157

132

125

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Courier (Fife), JUSTICE
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