The north and north-east has bucked the national trend by witnessing a slight rise in re-offending rates last year following a decade of progress.
Scottish Conservative justice spokesman Liam Kerr
Guards at a north-east super jail are seizing more than two items of contraband a day from inmates.
Shocking figures have revealed that an average of 10 drug users now die every month in northern Scotland – including one tragedy each week in Aberdeen.
Police chiefs are under pressure to deliver on promises to relocate jobs to the north and north-east after it emerged that they are planning more office closures.
Concerns have been raised after it emerged that two bikes are stolen every day in north and north-east communities – but only 15% of the culprits are caught.
The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has been compared to a “dodgy offshore tax haven” after allowing a senior officer’s personal tax bill to be paid off with public funds.