Ar­gyll and Bute sees drop in crime and fire lev­els

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THERE has been a re­duc­tion in crime lev­els and the num­ber of fires across Ar­gyll and Bute, ac­cord­ing to statis­tics pre­sented to a re­cent com­mu­nity ser­vices com­mit­tee meet­ing.

Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice’s se­nior of­fi­cer James McNeill pre­sented the Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice’s third quar­ter re­port to the Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil com­mit­tee, which showed a 36 per cent drop in the num­ber of fires in the coun­cil area com­pared to the same pe­riod last year. Com­mit­tee mem­bers also heard how the over­all num­ber of crimes in Ar­gyll and Bute con­tin­ues to de­crease, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Po­lice Scot­land re­port.

When com­pared with the five-year av­er­age for the re­gion, the to­tal num­ber of crimes recorded in the last three months of 2017 is down by 24.5 per cent.

Chair­woman of the com­mu­nity ser­vices com­mit­tee Coun­cil­lor Yvonne McNeilly said: ‘I com­mend the work done by the Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice and Po­lice Scot­land in keep­ing our res­i­dents safe.’

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