§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the number of cases of vandalism made known to the police in both Tayside and Scotland in each of the latest two years; and what has been the detection rate in each case.
§ Mr. Ancram
The information requested is set out in the table:
Tayside Scotland 1982 *1983 1982 *1983 Offences 5,888 5,916 55,801 63,175 Percentage detected 23.1 24.0 19.5 19.7 * Provisional.