Police go back to basics to reclaim city streets
A back-to-basics approach has helped police reclaim the streets of Aberdeen city centre from drunken troublemakers, new figures revealed last night.
Three years ago, Union Street and the surrounding areas were named the worst crime beats in Scotland.
There were six rapes, 53 serious assaults, 409 breaches of the peace and 630 minor assaults in and outside licensed premises.
Statistics released by Grampian Police yesterday detailed a drop of 38% in violent crime across the city, a decrease of 32% in vandalism and a near-65% cut in housebreaking.
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