Midlothian Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson has admitted that Police Scotland’s scrutiny report for the region from April - June this year had “good points and some challenging ones”.
The report showed an increase of 17.1 per cent in domestic housebreakings compared to the same period last year, with the detection rate for this crime down by nearly five per cent. While, there were four violent crimes per 10,000 population, up from 1.9 crimes last year. However, the detection rate for hate crime was 73.7 per cent, up from 66.7 per cent. And, the number of complaints of antisocial behaviour decreased by five per cent.