CRIME FIG­URES

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are the best per­form­ing sub di­vi­sion in La­nark­shire with re­gards to ar­eas of crime re­duc­tion, Po­lice Scot­land can re­veal.

The Re­former spoke with chief in­spec­tor of Ruther­glen Po­lice Of­fice Pat O’Cal­laghan who re­vealed the statis­tics.

While of­fi­cial fig­ures re­leased last week show that crime is down for the whole of La­nark­shire, the bro­ken down stats for Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang also paint an op­ti­mistic pic­ture.

Chief In­spec­tor O’Cal­laghan re­vealed the fig­ures for the fi­nan­cial year, which en­cap­su­lates April this year to the start of De­cem­ber. They are com­pared with fig­ures for the same pe­riod last year.

There has been a 24 per cent re­duc­tion in over­all vi­o­lent crime, a 24 per cent re­duc­tion in se­ri­ous as­saults, a 55 per cent re­duc­tion in rob­beries and a one per cent re­duc­tion in common as­saults.

There has been an over­all 26.9 per cent re­duc­tion in disorder. This in­cludes anti- so­cial be­hav­iour, neigh­bour dis­putes and peo­ple drink­ing in the street. There has been an 19.4 per cent re­duc­tion in an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour while 872 peo­ple were re­ported for drink­ing in the street.

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