Police have issued new data revealing the level of crime in Kirkcaldy.
The crime update details offences and detection rates for the three months from April to June.
Councillor David Ross said the 100% detection rate for robberies sent out a strong message of deterrent.
The quarterly report showed there had been 29 crimes of violence across the Kirkcaldy area, including one murder, four attempted murders and 12 serious assaults.
There were also 308 petty or common assaults and four robberies.
This compared to 27 crimes of violence during the same period last year but detection rates have also risen, with someone caught for 83.3% of serious assaults – up from 78.6% last year.
The detection rate for common assault has gone up from 82% to 85.4%.
However, detection rates from housebreaking, vandalism and vehicle crime have fallen sharply, with just 55.6% of the 36 housebreakings solved compared with 87.8% last year.
Detection for vehicle crime is sitting at just 14%.
Kirkcaldy community inspector Graeme Neill said he was pleased with the figures and added: “It’s been a busy period over the summer with armed robberies and a very high profile murder.”
But he conceded that vandalism was a problem, stating: “We’ve had a particularly difficult spate of vandalism but there is work happening shortly and hopefully the detections next time will look a bit healthier.”
Councillor Ross said: “There is a lot of very positive news in this report.
“The message it sends to me, particularly in the Kirkcaldy area, is if you are involved in serious assaults, robberies, shoplifting etc, you are pretty much likely to be caught.
“That sends out a strong message of deterrent.”
He added however: “Whilst we are focused on that and have had a number of serious incidents we also have to recognise the disruption in communities caused by lower levels of anti-social behaviour.”
Addressing Inspector Neill, he said: “Our message to you is that is still something we need the police to be focusing on.”