Recent recorded crime figures have recently been published by the Scottish Government showing a 42 year low for crime in Scotland.
The reduction in crime includes complaints and reports relating to drugs, dishonesty – including theft, vandalism and fire-raising, and offensive weapons use.
Locally, Stirling has seen a 3% drop in recorded crime since last year and a 35% decrease since the SNP Government was first elected in 2007.
Welcoming these figures, Stirling’s MP, Steven Paterson said:
“This are very encouraging figures and clearly demonstrates that Police Scotland have not only made great progress to date but continue to move mountains in making Stirling and Scotland a safer place live.
“The SNP Scottish Government has committed to increasing and maintaining the number of front-line police officers on Scotland’s streets which has greatly contributed to reaching a 42-year-low for recorded crime.
“Since elected in 2007, the SNP Scottish Government has invested almost £11 million into violence reduction programmes that have seen violent crime reduced in Scotland by 52% since its highest level in 1974.”