Less homicide, less knife crime, less domestic violence, safer cities and now much lower alcohol problems: should Scotland’s old stereotypes be sent south?

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John Robertson
Less homicide, less knife crime, less domestic violence, safer cities and now much lower alcohol problems: should Scotland’s old stereotypes be sent south?

(c) playbuzz.com/nicklivingston It’s been more than 80 years since ‘No Mean City’ was set in Glasgow and comedians, including our own, continue to base their humour on an image of a violent, drunken people but the last ten years have seen them become increasingly out of touch with the reality on the streets. See these recent reports revealing Scotland’s drift away from several negative indicators: Scotland’s homicide rate falls by 47%, is lower than the rate for England and Wales…

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John Robertson
Less homicide, less knife crime, less domestic violence, safer cities and now much lower alcohol problems: should Scotland’s old stereotypes be sent south?