Violent crime and robberies are on the rise in Dundee, a new report has revealed.
But domestic abuse incidents, drug possession, vandalism and housebreakings are decreasing in the city.
Dundee offenders also made up a lower percentage of the Scottish prison population in 2015 compared to the previous year,
Over the past two years the number of violent crimes has gone up from 194 to 228. In 2015, there were 73 crimes of robbery compared to 52 in 2014.
The statistics are contained in the latest report by the Dundee Partnership, which brings together agencies including the council, police, NHS and others.
The report explained: “Careful analysis of this year’s figures did not yield any significant pattern or commonality in the crimes (of robbery).
“Closer inspection of this year’s crimes show that in 38% of the incidents the victim and the perpetrator were known to each other.
“A third of the total number of crimes happened within residential properties and there were several repeat offenders.
“There were only three instances of elderly persons being victims of robbery and each of these crimes was detected.”
Domestic abuse incidents were down by around 100 last year, going from 2,602 in 2014 to 2,501 in 2015, a reduction attributed to the Domestic Abuse Unit within Police Scotland.
Last year the city also saw a reduction in drug-related possession offences going from 941 in 2014, to 857 in 2015.
Crimes of vandalism went down from 1,798 in 2014 to 1,660 last year.
Meanwhile, a reduction in housebreakings (436 in 2015 compared with 555 in 2014) was partly explained by the work of the Operation After Dark initiative and public awareness literature.
But there are still challenges the city needs to address, such as dwindling funds and the rise in legal highs.
The report added: “Dundee Community Safety Partnership and its partners continue to face stringent financial constraints, as do other public sector bodies.
“Ongoing issues also exist relating to alcohol and drug misuse, as well as emerging issues relating to new psychoactive substances (commonly known as ‘legal highs’).”
Overall, the number of adult offenders in Dundee was down in 2015, with 1,753 offenders compared to 1,873 in 2014.
The Dundee Partnership includes the council, police, Scottish Enterprise, NHS Tayside, academic institutions and other business and community groups.