Record low for break-ins
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.