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Sharp Fall In Vandalism Over Last Decade

SNP Tackling Crime In Renfrewshire

Cases of vandalism across Renfrewshire have fallen sharply since the SNP came to power in 2007, latest figures have revealed – proving that the SNP’s approach to crime and justice in the community is working.

 

In 2007/08, there was 199 instances of vandalism per 10,000 of the population in Renfrewshire – which has fallen sharply to 86 by 2016/17, a drop of 57%.

 

The latest figures back up Tory Justice Minister Rory Stewart’s comments that the rest of the UK “has a lot to learn from Scotland”.

 

Commenting, Paisley’s MSP, George Adam said:

 

“This is welcome news – and proves that the SNP’s approach to justice is paying dividends for our communities across Renfrewshire.

 

“Thanks to our approach to justice and well-supported police in our communities there has been a marked drop in the rate of vandalism across Renfrewshire – meaning everyone can enjoy living here more safely, without damage to property.

 

“Given this sharp drop in cases of vandalism – 57% since 2007 – it is no wonder that the Tory UK government are looking to Scotland for answers on how to tackle crime, acknowledging that they have ‘a lot to learn from Scotland’.

 

“The SNP has made justice one of its top priorities since coming to power in 2007 – putting more police on the streets and taking decisive action to reduce reoffending, meaning crime is at its lowest level in over 40 years and our communities are as safe as ever before.”

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Local Recorded Crime Falls Under SNP Government

Paisley’s MSP, George Adam, has welcomed latest figures that show a steep decline in recorded crime across Paisley since the SNP came to power in 2007.

 

Recorded crime in Renfrewshire has fallen by 42% in the ten years between 2006/07 and 2015/16, part of a nationwide fall of 41%. George believes this shows the success of SNP policies in policing and justice.George cart landscape

 

Commenting, George 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 42% across Renfrewshire, part of a Scotland-wide picture that shows an overall fall of 41% 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.”