March crime figures show concerns over vandalism

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VANDALISM continues to be the most common crime in Hawick.

And while crimes of violence remain low, dishonesty in the town also remains a problem.

That was the message delivered in the police report this week at Hawick Community Council.

It was revealed that there were 75 crimes reported to the police in March, with 49 detected giving the Hawick section a 63 per cent detection rate.

Also at the meeting, SBC’s community wardens said there had been 49 jobs last month, which included one vandalism, seven boy racers, four littering or fly-tipping (for which two fixed penalty notices had been issued) and 22 incidents of dog fouling, with five fixed penalty notices handed out – two in Ramsay Road, Two in Hillend Drive and one at Galalaw Industrial Estate.

Community warden Colin Mitchell urged the public to keep playing their part.

He said: “Information we receive from members of the public is treated in complete confidence.”