In the Media

Low-level crime figures soar by 20%

PUBLISHED June 13, 2005

Anti-social behaviour and low-level crime has increased by almost 20% in the past year, according to figures obtained by The Herald.

Between April 2004 and April 2005 there were 221,682 criminal incidents of vandalism, drunkenness, fireraising and breach of the peace across Scotland.
The news comes nine months after the introduction of the Scottish Executive's controversial Anti-Social Behaviour Act, aimed at driving down low-level crime and nuisance behaviour.