Police chief hails fall in Highland crime

CRIME in the Highlands and Islands fell by 4 per cent in the past year, with 568 fewer victims, according to new figures.

Northern Constabulary detection rates remain high, at just over 84 per cent over all classes and more than 91 per cent of serious crimes against the person solved.

Vandalism fell by 15 per cent across the force area in the past year, but crimes of indecency rose by 9.8 per cent over a three-year average.

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However, the force said this was largely due to a number of historical sex abuse cases, with multiple victims being reported and detected during this period.

Chief Constable George Graham paid tribute to staff, saying: "The commendable results across the force area are down to the continued dedication and commitment of our officers and staff and the support of our communities and partners."