Crime and Policing

Scottish Homicide Rate Now Amongst Lowest In Europe

"In 2016, Scotland already had one of the lower homicide rates in Europe but by 2018, it had fallen even further to become one of the lowest and is below that for England & Wales. I can’t find 2018 figures for all of those above but, assuming no major changes downward, Scotland now has a level only bettered by Norway, Iceland and Ireland."

Child Fatalities On Scottish Roads At Lowest Level Ever

‘The latest statistics confirm that casualties on Scotland’s roads are at the lowest levels since records began. Through actions taken by all those involved in improving road safety, the longer-term trends show a 50% reduction in fatal injuries, a 39% reduction in serious injuries and a 61% reduction in child fatalities compared to the 2004-2008 baseline figures.’

Could the "controversial" use of average speed cameras, so often criticised by Conservatives, have played a part in this?