Solvency rate is among best in country

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Hawick has one of the highest Divisional solvency rates in the country.

At a meeting of Hawick Community Council this week it was revealed that, over the last year, there had been 716 crimes reported to police – down from 808 in 2011/12.

Community beat officer Steven Irvine (pictured) said: “This highlights an 11 per cent decrease in crime compared to last year.”

From the 716 crimes, 431 were solved – up from 413 in 2011/12. “This provides a solvency rate of 60 per cent,” added Mr Irvine.

The meeting heard that, throughout March, there were 521 reported incidents to police and 58 crimes, of which 39 (67 per cent) were solved.