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.