Date lodged: 1 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported increase in housebreaking across Edinburgh.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 2 March 2017
Day to day decisions on policing matters are a matter for Police Scotland, with the oversight of the Scottish Police Authority. Police Scotland continue to tackle housebreaking through the City’s dedicated housebreaking team and a range of tactics and measures to best serve Edinburgh’s communities. Police Scotland are also delivering local home security conferences and working with partners across the city to tackle the issue of break-ins and pursue offenders.