SNP MSP Angus MacDonald hails fall in number of youth crimes
Monday, 31 October 2011 10:00
Report shows number of police complaints fall
Falkirk East SNP MSP Angus MacDonald has welcomed statistics that show the number of recorded crimes committed in the Central Scotland area by children and young people have fallen by almost 19 per cent.
Speaking in Grangemouth yesterday Angus MacDonald MSP said:
“These figures show Scotland is becoming a safer country with Falkirk district becoming a safer region, and it is particularly encouraging to see the number of crimes involving young people in Central falling by 19 per cent.
“Having a visible police presence on our streets is helping to combat youth offending which is reflected in these statistics and the fact crime is now at a 35-year low.
“Efficiency savings are also up and the number of reports submitted to the Procurator Fiscal within 28 calendar days has also increased.
“The SNP is committed to tackling the underlying problems of crime in our society – namely alcohol.
“Cheap and widely available alcohol fuels anti-social behaviour which is why we are re-introducing our minimum pricing plans.
“The SNP Government, in partnership with Central Scotland Police and Falkirk Council, are helping to deliver a safer Falkirk district.”