MSP welcomes Glenrothes crime figures

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Town MSP Tricia Marwick has praised Glenrothes Police after new statistics showed crime has fallen in the local area.

In a Community Safety and Police Report to Fife Council’s Glenrothes Area Committee this week, it was confirmed that from April 2011 to September 2011 there had been a reduction of 99 crimes and offences against the same period last year.

Mrs Marwick said: “This reduction of crime is to be welcomed and all the local police officers deserve credit for their continued efforts to make Glenrothes and the surrounding areas a safe place to live and work in.

“According to the report, it appears that there has been a substantial fall in the number of antisocial behaviour offences, which shows the hard work of Glenrothes Police is paying off. It is also pleasing to learn that the overall detection rate for crimes and offences in Glenrothes has increased compared to the corresponding period last year.