Police Scotland have responded to the Scottish Government Crime and Justice Survey 2014/2015
Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick said: “Local policing in communities across Scotland is at the heart of everything we do and it is really encouraging to see in the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey published today the continuing reduction in the number of crimes and the number of victims of crime in those communities.
“It is also good to see that public confidence in policing remains strong. We are constantly working to improve our service to the public and we will look carefully at the detailed results and local variations of today’s survey to make sure we are doing everything we can to continue to address local priorities and issues for every community in Scotland.
“We know how important listening to the public is in maintaining trust and confidence and we will very shortly be introducing our own on-line survey called “Your View Counts”, which will enable the public directly to influence our local and national policing priorities throughout the year.
“I would encourage people to look out for it and to use it to let us know what is important to them in their community.”