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02 December 2019 22:35

“Violent crime is at a 40-year-plus low in Scotland right now,” she told BBC Radio 5Live.

While Nicola Sturgeon said that crime in Scotland was at a 40-year low, official figures state that violent crime rose 10 per cent last year Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of misleading the public after claiming crime in Scotland is at an historic low when latest figures show that it is on the rise. During a radio interview today the first minister was challenged on her record and insisted that crime was declining. "Violent crime is at a 40-year-plus low in Scotland right now," she told BBC Radio 5Live. "Crime, generally, is at 40-year-plus low. Violent crime has reduced since — in the period we've been in office— I think faster than crime generally.

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