Summary of the media article
The persistent decrease in Scottish rates of murder to 10.65 in one million during the 2015-2016 year presents a 60 percent decrease in the murder rate ever since the rise to 26.3 in every million persons in 2005. The highest decrease in murder encompasses encounters among young persons in unrestricted places. The government utilizes a public fitness method to aim at young persons with enlightening programs and firm fines aimed at realizing decrease in dagger carrying away from the homestead. This article showed that from 2005-2016 period, the police in Scotland documented a 69 percent reduction in cases of violent weapon carrying (Gordon, 2009, p 11).
During the year 2015, the police in Scotland recorded a decrease of 5 percent in crime although sexual crimes increased by 11 percent being the highest level ever since 1971. Over half of the entire fall was down to a high decrease in the number of robberies and destruction recounted to police. The major decrease was noted in Moray which recorded a fall of 18 percent.
Throughout Highland and Aberdeenshire, the general drop was 17 percent. In Shetland, the crimes number reported remained similar to the number that was reported in the previous year. Police attributed this increase in the recorded number of sexual delinquencies to improved self-confidence of targets to report crimes.