A local councillor has welcomed a reduction in Domestic Abuse cases reported to Police in Renfrewshire.

The report, issued by the Police and Fire & Rescue Scrutiny Sub-committee highlighted a 2.9% decrease in reported domestic abuse cases compared to the same period last year, with 1,637 cases reported between April and December 2017 compared to 1,686 between April and December 2016.

Councillor Mags MacLaren, SNP – Paisley Northwest, said: “The latest figures show a 2.9% decrease in the number of domestic abuse cases reported to the police.”

“This report also highlighted a 6.1% 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.”