Paisley is benefitting from the increase in police numbers from figures that have just been released. Police numbers in Strathclyde have increased by 7.5% since 2007, the region which Paisley draws its police officers. This means that there are now 585 more police officers in Strathclyde compared with 2007.
Speaking on the statistics, Paisley’s MSP, George Adam stated:
‘The safety of our communities is a priority and these figures reveal why there is a 37 year low on crime. Reducing and preventing crime protects our communities and stamps out the damage and costs associated with crime.
‘We must always push to do more. Good work has been done over the past few years but we all know that crime has not disappeared.
‘Record lows on crime, increased police numbers and the great work our officers do are only part of the picture. We all must do our part to keep crime low, whether it is to ensure our homes are as secure as possible or reporting suspicious events when we witness them.
‘The great thing about being Paisley’s MSP is that we still have a sense of community that has been removed from many large towns. These are not my words, these are the words of a well-known radio personality that recognises our Buddie mentality.
‘I welcome the increased police on our streets and I know that all Buddies will do their best to reach even better record lows on crime.’
Link to statistics