A summer of tragedy has seen the death toll on Angus roads double.
Quarterly figures covering policing performance across the district have confirmed the disappointing statistic of a 100% increase four compared to two in those killed between April and September.
Angus scrutiny and audit committee councillors will be presented with the data on Tuesday.
Despite the rise in fatalities there has been an improvement in the figures for those seriously or slightly injured on the area’s roads during the period, down 5.5% and 14.5% respectively on 2014.
Police Scotland Chief Superintendent Eddie Smith’s report also reveals a rise of more than one third in the number of serious assault cases, but a 41% drop in robberies. Indecency crimes rose in Angus by 35.1% 154 up from 114 in the 2014 period with a disappointing 27% dip in the rape detection rate.
Mr Smith will report a drop in housebreakings and an increase in their detection rate tempered with a warning that neither police nor Angus residents should let complacency creep in with the onset of winter.
The senior officer’s report adds: “Overall crimes of violence have increased by 3.6% this year compared to the same period last year.
“Serious assaults have also seen an increase from 24 during this period last year to 33 this year. However, we have maintained a solid detection rate of 97%.
“Robberies have seen a significant reduction across Angus with a decrease of 41.2%, which equates to seven fewer robberies than the same period last year.”
It continues: “Theft by shoplifting has decreased by 20.3% and the detection rate is 76.2%.
“Good partnership working with retail premises is crucial in maintaining these high rates, with loss prevention advice being given to premises at risk.
“As we move towards the festive period we will continue to work with our partners to target this type of crime.”
Councillors will also be given a pledge that police plan to continue to target antisocial behaviour in an effort to maintain the downward trend which has seen disorder complaints dip 10.6%, from 2,271 in the same quarter last year to 2031 in 2015.