Latest figures have revealed that cases of vandalism across Inverclyde have fallen sharply since the SNP came to power in 2007 – proving that the SNP’s approach to crime and justice in the community is working.
In 2007/08, there was 253 instances of vandalism per 10,000 of the population in Inverclyde, which has fallen sharply to 107 by 2016/17, a drop of 58%.
The latest figures back up Tory Justice Minister Rory Stewart’s comments that the rest of the UK “has a lot to learn from Scotland”.
Commenting, SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, said:
“This is welcome news – and proves that the SNP’s approach to justice is paying dividends for our communities across Inverclyde.
“Thanks to our approach to justice and well-supported police in our communities there has been a marked drop in the rate of vandalism across Inverclyde – meaning everyone can enjoy living here more safely, without damage to property.
“Given that vandalism figures in Inverclyde have more than halved since 2007 it is no wonder that the Tory UK government is looking to Scotland for answers on how to tackle crime, acknowledging that they have ‘a lot to learn from Scotland’.
“The SNP has made justice one of its top priorities since coming to power in 2007 – putting more police on the streets and taking decisive action to reduce reoffending, meaning crime is at its lowest level in over 40 years and our communities are as safe as ever before.”