SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie, has welcomed the latest figures that show a steep decline in recorded crime across South Lanarkshire since the SNP came to power in 2007.

Recorded crime in South Lanarkshire has fallen by 37% in the ten years between 2006/07 and 2015/16, part of a nationwide fall of 41%. The Scottish Government believes this shows the success of successive SNP policies in policing and justice.

Commenting, Christina said:

“These are welcome figures that show a steep fall in recorded crime in the period since the SNP entered office in 2007 – and shows that SNP policies, such as having more police officers, have made our communities safer.

“It is excellent to see a decline in recorded crime of 37% across South Lanarkshire, part of a Scotland-wide picture that shows an overall fall of 41% since 2006/07.

“Having safe communities where everyone feels welcome are vital to creating the Scotland that we all want to see – and these figures show that, under the SNP, we have made significant progress in achieving this goal.”

Crime statistics across South Lanarkshire