Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Crime detection rate in Nairn area now up to 72.4%

At Suburban CC's meeting last night a monthly police report to the town's Community Councils was distributed to all in attendance. The report was signed by Inspector Murd MacLeod stated:

"The updated detection rate to the end of December was 72.4% for the Nairn beat of the Area Command."

Notable incidents during December were listed thus: 

• A break-in at a retail premises on High Street, Nairn, reported on 10 December and another attempted break-in at the same shop on 19 December. An 18 year-old is the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to the attempt break-in.
• Theft of motor vehicle on 23 December, which was found burnt out in rural Nairn. A report is to be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
• An assault within a town centre bar on 27 December, which resulted in the victim requiring a number of stitches to a facial wound.
• Two drink drivers caught in Nairn during the Festive Drink Drug Driving Campaign in the month of December.
• Nine domestic crimes reported to the Procurator Fiscal during the National Anti-Violence Campaign (Domestic Abuse) during the month of December.

Described under Challenges ahead were: "Thefts of plant, trailers and fuel have spiked in the past month. Whilst rural premises in Strathspey appear to have been disproportionately targeted rather than Nairn, there is no room for complacency. Police have responded by increasing anti-crime patrols in areas which have been victimised. Farm Watch alerts have been circulated. The public are advised to secure property and report suspicious activity to the police."

There have been some comings and goings at the station too: "Area Commander, Chief Inspector Ian Bryce, retire at the end of December 2012. His replacement has yet to be identified. We welcome recently arrived Constable Yvonne Scott and anticipate the arrival of Constable Lindsey Baldie in January."


Anonymous said...

That's good news re crime detection, but the report gives the figure 'up to 72.4%' without stating what the previous figure was? Was this quoted at all?

Graisg said...

No it isn't quoted in this lastest report but it was recorded at 68.6% in the last one.