Your home is supposed to be the one place you can feel safe and secure.
That illusion is cruelly shattered when it is ransacked by criminals. New figures have revealed a “postcode lottery” when it comes to whether or not the perpetrators are ever caught with massive discrepancies within a matter of streets.
Within Perth, detection rates swing almost 89% in the south of the city to just 39.7% in the north.
Over the last year, not a single house break-in in Carnoustie has been solved but drive up the coast to Montrose and almost two-thirds are cleared up.
Leafy St Andrews has the worst record in Fife, with just five of the 55 home thefts solved, whilst nearby Cupar saw 40% of perpetrators brought to justice. The best rate in Fife was the council ward of Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy where half of the crimes were cracked.
Coldside was where a Dundee house break-in was most likely to be solved, with 30.7% of criminals caught. Neighbouring Strathmartine has the second worst percentage at just 11.1%. Alongside a detection rate of 10.7%, The Ferry also had the fewest number of raids cleared up in the city.
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