Colin Beattie SNP MSP for Midlothian North & Musselburgh has welcomed latest figures that show a steep decline in recorded crime across East Lothian since the SNP came to power in 2007.
Recorded crime in East Lothian has fallen by 33% in the ten years between 2006/07 and 2015/16, part of a nationwide fall of 41%. Local MSP Colin Beattie believes this shows the success of SNP policies in policing and justice.
Commenting, Colin Beattie 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 33% across East Lothian, 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.”