COMMUNITIES have been praised for helping police in East Dunbartonshire successfully cut crime rates over the past 12 months.
Latest year-on-year figures show that the instances of many crimes in East Dunbartonshire have been slashed in just a year - with violent crime dropping by 31 per cent, murders and attempted murders down by 57 per cent, serious assaults down by 23 per cent and robberies down by 28 per cent.
Community Policing Inspector John O’Neill, who is based at Bishopbriggs Police Office, says that the welcome figures are down to “the police, community safety officers, our partner organisations, elected members and the community successfully working together”.
Concerns about youth disorder are also being addressed with 10 per cent more stop and searches taking place in the last year - with nearly one-in-10 uncovering a crime.
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