Thursday, August 29, 2013
The Crime stats for the Western highlands showed a big drop, nearly one-fifth versus last year.
Nearly 3 out of 4 crimes are solved as well in the North-West highlands, an area so huge it covers half the land mass of Scotland. Yet there were just 70 thefts reported in 5 months. That is about 3 per week. Big crime wave that.
The stats also show that the crime rate is continuing to fall making this area the second lowest in the entire country for recorded crimes. The crime figures have now fallen for six years in a row.
The thing is that locals know who are the wicked ones in the area, so do the police. Therefore any skullduggery must take place outside the thief's own area. They usually visit Skye, Lochalsh or Fort William. People don't secure cars, lock doors or their sheds.
Ps. Lot of drunks though. More than 3 per week!
Pps Lots of bad, fast driving too. On bendy roads, driving too close, overtaking etc etc.
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