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60% drop in motor vehicle offences since 2013

The number of motor vehicle offences recorded across Scotland has dropped eight per cent since 2017/18 – from 127,015 to 117,015 – and down 60 per cent from figures reported in 2013/14. According to the latest bulletin released last week, the majority of crimes have fallen across Scotland in the last decade, with the total number of recorded crime dropping 27 per cent since 2009/10.

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Man convicted of supplying drugs wins appeal

Last year, James Houten was sentenced to 23 months’ imprisonment (discounted from 30 months for pleading guilty) after admitting his involvement in the supply of class A drug, cocaine, contrary to section 4(3)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

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Rising number of violent crimes in Scotland

The number of recorded violent crimes has risen by 10 per cent, according to new figures from Police Scotland. The force said it detected 4,817 more offences in 2018-19 compared to 2017-18; the equivalent of 90 extra crimes a week.

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Former SNP MP embezzled more than £25,000

Natalie McGarry admitted two charges of embezzlement from her party and a pro-independence organisation when she appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

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A quarter of millennials look at social media while driving

Recent research from Privilege Car Insurance revealed that 23 per cent of 18 to 34-year-olds cannot resist using their phones to check their social media accounts when behind the wheel. This dangerous obsession with mobiles has also led to 28 per cent of millennials reading and sending text messages while driving.

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