Crime in Capital falls by 10% in three months

CRIME in Edinburgh fell by more than ten per cent in the three months to June, new figures revealed today.

Thursday, 25th August 2016, 10:44 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 11:49 am
Crime has dropped by 10% in Edinburgh.


The number of break-ins to houses dropped by a third, violent crime dipped by 1.9 per cent and vandalism was down ten per cent.

The figures for the first quarter of 2016/17 show an overall reduction in crime by 10.7 per cent in the Capital compared with a fall of around two per cent nationally.

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Edinburgh commander Chief Superintendent Kenny McDonald said: “Overall it’s a very positive start to the year with crime falling in the city.

“I’m particularly pleased to see the reduction in housebreaking which is the number one issue for the people of Edinburgh - but we are not complacent. We are aware as we move into the darker night that type of crime tends to rise and we ask members of the public to support us by taking on board the crime prevention advice we issue, much of which is no cost or low cost, to secure property, and continue to report any suspicious activity.”