MSP welcomes area’s crime statistics

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MSP Tricia Marwick has congratulated Levenmouth police after new statistics showed recorded crime continues to fall in the local area.

In an operational and community briefing to Fife Council’s Levenmouth area committee last week, it was confirmed that from April 2011 to September 2011, there had been a reduction of 66 crimes and offences against the same period last year.

The figures revealed there had been a decrease in crimes of violence, sexual crimes, crimes of vandalism and malicious mischief and anti-social behaviour offences

However, one area of crime which has increased against the same period last year was that of dishonesty.

The report also confirmed that there had been a recent uplift of six additional officers for the Levenmouth area.

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

“These figures show there has been a drop in a number of areas of crime compared to last year, which shows the hard work of Levenmouth police is paying off

“It is also most pleasing to hear that the local force has recently gained six additional officers and I am sure they will hugely contribute to Levenmouth police’s ongoing efforts to crack down on crime.

“However, one crime is one crime too many so there remains work to be done.

“I will continue to support the police in their efforts in my role as the constituency MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes.”

•The report can be viewed on the council’s website at