Sharp drop in recorded crime welcomed by local MSP

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Recent statistics showing a steep drop in recorded crime across the district over the past nine years have been welcomed by Rona Mackay MSP.

Figures show a fall of 46 per cent locally against a national figure of 41 per cent.

The Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP believes this sharp decline over the SNP’s period in office shows the party’s policies on policing are working.

Ms Mackay said: “These are welcome figures that show a steep fall in recorded crime in the period since the SNP entered office in 2007 – and shows that SNP policies, such as having more police officers, have made our communities safer.

“It is excellent to see a decline in recorded crime of 46 per cent across East Dunbartonshire, part of a Scotland-wide picture that shows an overall fall of 41 per cent since 2006/07.

“Having safe communities where everyone feels welcome are vital to creating the Scotland that we all want to see – and these figures show that, under the SNP, we have made significant progress in achieving this goal.”