Eastern Perthshire: Community Safety

Policing

 The Crime rate in Eastern Perthshire is significantly lower than the rest of Scotland. Police recorded 16.9 incidences of crime per 1,000 population in 2014. The crime rate has fallen in recent years from 26.9 incidences per 1,000 population in 2004.

Fire Services

There are five Community Fire Stations in the Locality in Alyth, Blairgowrie, Coupar Angus, Kirkmichael and Fingand (which serves the Glenshee area).  Scottish Fire and Rescue Service work in partnership with public services and communities to prepare for adverse weather conditions that can impact the towns and rural areas of the locality. The Fire Service has a wider role in identifying vulnerable people living in Eastern Perthshire and working with partners to put support measures in place.

Community Watch

Community Watch is part of the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland network and aims to improve communication between the local community, police and other Community Safety Partnership agencies working in the area. Residents sign up to receive alerts by e-mail, text message or voice message. These alerts make residents aware of crime trends or specific problems in their local area.  There are Community Watch schemes in Carse of Gowrie, Strathmore, Blairgowrie and the Glens.