A Paisley councilor has welcomed a decrease in domestic abuse cases across Renfrewshire.
Councillor Mags MacLaren, who is commenting on a report to the Police and Fire & Rescue Scrutiny Sub-committee said that the report highlighted a 6.5% decrease in domestic abuse cases reported to the police compared to the same period last year, with 933 cases reported between April and August 2017 compared to 998 between April and August 2016.
Councillor Mags MacLaren, SNP Paisley North West said: “The latest figures shows a 6.5% decrease in the number of domestic abuse cases reported to the police. This report also highlighted a 14.6% decrease in total crimes and offences in domestic abuse incidents.
“There have been a number of campaigns to encourage victims of domestic abuse to come forward and it is still important that anyone who feels threatened with domestic abuse comes forward.
“However, these figures still highlight that there is more to do to make people realise that domestic abuse is not acceptable”.