Crime levels rise for first time in more than a decade

The overall level of recorded crime has increased for the first time in 11 years following a rise in the number of violent and sexual offences.
Figures published by the Scottish Government show there were 244,504 crimes recorded by police in 2017-18, a 1 per cent increase on the ­previous year.
While the figure is the second lowest since 1974, reflecting an overall downward trend, it nevertheless represents the first rise since 2006-7.
The “clear-up rate” for crimes deemed solved by the police fell marginally to 49.5 per cent.
Non-sexual crimes of violence increased by 1 per cent to 7,251,... read more

 
26 September 2018 in Politics, Views: 59
Source: Scotsman
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