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Crime stats for Wick show almost 200 incidents reported to police in one month


By David G Scott

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Crime statistics for Wick, in the month of November last year, were revealed at a meeting of the town's community council on Monday evening (January 8).

Allan Farquhar, chairman of the Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council (RBWCC), read out details from Police Scotland's community engagement form and it was revealed that there were 193 incidents reported to police in November 2023 for Wick.

Vehicles at Wick's police station. Picture: DGS
Vehicles at Wick's police station. Picture: DGS

The local police report highlighted 'violence at home' as a key issue that officers are having to address in the town. The community engagement form was from "Command Area North Community Group Wick" and compiled by Wick officer PS N0956 Hamilton.

It stated that there were 193 incidents reported to police in November 2023 for Wick and 83 recorded offences.

Mr Farquhar read out the other statistics: "Twenty-three of these offences were road traffic related, there were eight dishonesty offences ranging from fraud to shoplifting, nine assaults [six of which were assaults on the police], seven sexual offences, five drink/drug driving offences and the rest were miscellaneous offences."




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