This just won’t do. An SNP MSP, Audrey Nicoll, has just welcomed the latest report on recorded crime with these comments:
It is very encouraging to see the statistics today that recorded crime remains at one of the lowest levels in nearly 50 years and my thanks go out to all in Police Scotland for their hard-work and dedication.
The downward trend we see is a reflection of a police force who are backed by an SNP Scottish Government, providing them with the support and guidance they need to do their jobs effectively.
Under an SNP Scottish Government we have consistently seen Scotland becoming a safer place and while the pandemic will have had an impact on the figures over the last year, we know that recorded crime was going down even beforehand.
I look forward to seeing the measures that the SNP announced in the Programme for Government being taken forward to ensure that we are able to tackle the crimes of the 21st century and continue to make Scotland is a safe place to live.”
Don’t worry BBC Scotland has our back and to stop us getting too positive about our own country, maybe even thinking we could cope on our own, they’ve gone with bike theft and more tasers for the police.
It’s not all wonderful of course:
Hopefully the first fall in sexual crimes is the beginning of trend and not just a pandemic effect.