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This week saw the publication of a report which has found that crime in Scotland has halved under the SNP Scottish Government, with violent crime down by nearly two-fifths.

The Scottish Crime and Justice Report interviewed people in Scotland and shows people are less likely to be a victim of crime. Since 2008-09, the number of adults experiencing crime has fallen from 20.4% to 11.9%.

Welcoming the report, Roseanna Cunningham MSP said: 

“The figures in this report tell me that SNP policies have made streets across Scotland safer and people in my Perthshire & Kinross-shire constituency, are less likely to be victims of crime than they were in the past.  And, indeed, are less likely to be a victim of crime in Scotland than in England and Wales.

“The Scottish Government has introduced ambitious projects to tackle crime, particularly violent crime, and it is really encouraging to see these having an impact.  The findings of this report are also testament to the hard work and dedication of our police to making our communities safer.

“There is, of course, much work still to be done – not least in ensuring that women can feel safe walking our streets at night.

“Whilst we will never be complacent when it comes to tackling crime, I think these figures show quite clearly that we have a solid record of progress and a positive vision to make our communities safer.”

Roseanna Cunningham MSP, 63 Glasgow Road, Perth PH2 0PE  •  01738 620540   •   Website designed & hosted by Craig Mackay Design