Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour in the Highlands have risen by 79% in the last year, according the latest statistics from Police Scotland.

In the six-month period from April-September 2018 there were 6163 recorded incidents of anti-social behaviour, rising from 3,445 incidents during the same six-month period in 2017.

On average that means there are around 33 incidents of anti-social behaviour in the region per day.

Highlands and Islands MSP, Edward Mountain, commented: "Everyone in the Highlands should expect to live in a safe community, free from the menace of vandalism, noise and disruptive drunken behaviour.

This massive rise in anti-social behaviour in the region is alarming and as we know this unacceptable behaviour tends to impact the elderly and the vulnerable the most.

Decisive action is needed and we must give our constables on the ground more power to deliver swift justice to offenders, with a higher fine of £100 for more serious antisocial behaviour.

Yesterday, the SNP Government opposed plans to do just that, but they need to think again. It's time to get tough on the troublemakers."

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