Cllr MacLaren welcomes drop in domestic violence

“There has been a 7.9% drop in domestic abuse incidents reported to the police over the past year (compared to the previous year’s figures),” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley North West), highlighting a report to Renfrewshire Council’s Police and Fire & Rescue Scrutiny Sub-Committee.

This Sub-Committee met on Tuesday 19th January to highlight the work of both the Police and Fire & Rescue Service within Renfrewshire. 

According to the most recent report there were 1,302 domestic abuse incidents reported to the police – a decrease of 7.9% on the previous year.  794 crimes and offences were raised as a result of reported incidents, representing a decrease of 9.4% on the previous year.

Councillor Kenny MacLaren added:

“There have been a number of campaigns to encourage victims of domestic abuse to come forward and it is still important that anyone who feels threatened with domestic abuse comes forward.”