LISTEN: Chief Superintendent McEwen Talks About Rise in Domestic Abuse Cases

The introduction of new domestic abuse and coercive control legislation has led to a rise in reported crimes in Fife.

Newly released statistics from Police Scotland show 443 reports of serious violence were recorded in the Kingdom between April and December 2019.

Chief Superintendent Derek McEwen says 103 of those fell under the domestic abuse and coercive control legislation introduced by the Scottish Government last year and couldn't be reported before the new law was introduced.

CS McEwen spoke to Kingdom FM News about the statistics and what they mean for his force:

Other crime categories such as attempted murder, serious assault and acquisitive crime collectively fell in Fife during the same period.

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