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Back to 2001 News Archive

Reduction in Crime

CRIME in two key categories has shown a dramatic reduction in the Stranraer area over the past few months.

Domestic housebreakings are down by almost 80 per cent for the four months from April to July 2001, compared to the same four months of last year. And crimes involving dishonesty, which includes offences such as theft, shoplifting and reset, are down by a third for the same period.

Meanwhile, the level of recorded drug crime has shown a huge increase in the Stranraer area.

Charges of supply and possession with intent to supply - that is, the area of drug dealing- have more than doubled, as have possession charges during the same period.

Police say that these increases are in line with their targets to clamp down on drug offenders - a move which the public have been calling for.

 
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