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THE variety of home abuse crimes within the space has rocketed by 100 per cent, in accordance with new figures.
Police Scotland’s newest efficiency report exhibits that there have been seven extra home abuse incidents throughout Argyll and West Dunbartonshire, in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months, a rise of 100 per cent.
Throughout Scotland, there have been 445 crimes recorded below the Home Abuse (Scotland) Act in the course of the first quarter of 2022/23 in comparison with 415 final 12 months.
Sexual offending and home abuse are key priorities for cops, with Police Scotland confirming its dedication to altering attitudes on violence in opposition to ladies and women.
The report additionally exhibits that there was a “vital” discount in crimes involving offensive weapons throughout Argyll and West Dunbartonshire – with 41 fewer incidents.
Dashing offences within the area are additionally down by 50 and there have been three fewer incidents of significant assault.
Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Lynn Ratcliff stated: “This newest reporting interval will assist form the native priorities for Argyll and West Dunbartonshire as we glance to handle what issues most to our communities.
“There isn’t a doubt home abuse will stay a key focus for us as we glance to construct on our profitable Don’t Be That Man marketing campaign as a serious strand within the improvement of our Violence Towards Ladies and Women technique.
“The pandemic has considerably formed policing demand and its impact will proceed to be felt for a while.
“Equally, we face new challenges, like the price of dwelling disaster which can little doubt be mirrored in recorded crimes all through the 2022/23 reporting interval.
“It’s in opposition to this difficult surroundings that I attraction to our communities to interact with us to assist affect the form of native policing in your space. Inform us what issues most to you thru the Your Police Survey.
“It takes lower than 10 minutes to finish and lets you spotlight areas of native concern, good follow and finally inform our method to working with native companions to ship the appropriate response for you.”
The Efficiency Report for the primary quarter of 2022/23 can be introduced on the Scottish Police Authority Policing Efficiency Committee on Tuesday, October 11.