Crime off the rails

Evening Times - - FEATURES -

VI­O­LENT at­tacks in Glas­gow’s busiest rail sta­tion were on the in­crease with al­most a third of se­ri­ous crimes go­ing un­solved.

The num­ber of stab­bings and se­ri­ous as­saults in Glas­gow Cen­tral Sta­tion rose while clear-up rates plunged by a quar­ter.

Ac­cord­ing to fig­ures ob­tained by the Evening Times, 31% of vi­o­lent crime in Cen­tral Sta­tion went un­pun­ished.

But Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice de­fended the fig­ures, say­ing their clear-up rates were still beat­ing na­tional tar­gets.

Of 80 vi­o­lent of­fences in the sta­tion be­tween April 2007 and March 2008, only 55 were dealt with by the author­i­ties.

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