Police have revealed they arrested more than 1,000 people in Scotland over the weekend - in the first days since some lockdown measures were eased in Scotland.
Officers received more than 32,000 calls, and attended nearly 16,000 incidents.
Deputy Chief Constable revealed the details in a series of tweets - where he said the crime rate had risen as a result of more people being out and about.
1/2— DCC Will Kerr (@DCCWillKerr) June 1, 2020
Many thanks again to all @policescotland officers and staff on duty during the last 72 hrs, policing and supporting communities across Scotland. We managed 32,099 calls from the public, 8,073 of which were 999 calls and we attended 15,773 wide-ranging incidents nationwide.
2/2— DCC Will Kerr (@DCCWillKerr) June 1, 2020
Extraordinary effort by all our staff during #Phase 1 of Scottish Government’s changes to the #coronavirus restrictions in some challenging, but beautiful sunny weather conditions.
Please continue to follow @scotgov advice on distancing - only call 999 if it’s an emergency.
With more people out and about, crime rates have been increasing too. @policescotland made over 1000 arrests during the weekend. Please keep yourself safe, and behave responsibly.— DCC Will Kerr (@DCCWillKerr) June 1, 2020
We have asked Police Scotland to confirm how the figures compare with previous weekends in lockdown.
However, Nicola Sturgeon has revealed officers carried out nearly 800 dispersals on Saturday alone - five times the level of the previous week.
Phase one of easing lockdown came into force on Friday. It allows people to meet with one other household, outdoors, up to a maximum of eight people - as long as social distancing guidelines are adhered to.
The rules now allow for unlimited outdoor exercise and people are allowed to travel to take part in activities, but they are being encouraged to only go up to five miles from their house. Sports like golf and fishing are now also permitted again.
The first minister has previously urged people not to flood to beauty spots - and to go elsewhere if their chosen area is busy.
She has consistently stated that things are not "back to normal" - and that there is still a risk of the virus being spread, causing a possible second peak, if people refuse to follow the guidance.