Record low for break-ins

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - PUZZLES -

PO­LICE in Fife have been re­flect­ing on an­other mixed pic­ture fol­low­ing the pub­li­ca­tion of crime sta­tis­tics cov­er­ing the past year.

The lat­est man­age­ment in­for­ma­tion cov­er­ing the pe­riod April 2017 to March 2018 iden­ti­fied falls in crimes of vi­o­lence, house­break­ing, an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour and road traf­fic col­li­sions – four ar­eas which were specif­i­cally high­lighted by com­mu­ni­ties in a re­cent sur­vey of peo­ple’s pri­or­i­ties.

How­ever, crime has gone up over­all by 5.8%, a to­tal of 774 crimes, with rises in sex­ual crimes, in­clud­ing cy­ber crime and re­venge porn, fraud and shoplift­ing among those giv­ing of­fi­cers cause for con­cern.

Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Colin Gall, di­vi­sional com­man­der for Fife, said he was grate­ful for ev­ery­one’s as­sis­tance in keep­ing fig­ures down, tak­ing par­tic­u­lar pride in the fact that 25 fewer homes were bro­ken into in the last year – mak­ing 283 house­break­ings the low­est on record.

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