THE number of young people in Glasgow reoffending has dropped dramatically thanks to a scheme set up four years ago.

A report to city councillors says that since One Glasgow was set up, the number of young people convicted of a crime has reduced by more than 28 per cent and the number re-convicted within a year has fallen by almost 32 per cent.

One Glasgow is made up of the city council, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Jobcentreplus and the charity sector.

One of its aims is to focus on those aged under 25 who are involved in or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system including those leaving prison and secure care.

The scheme aims to ensure they have their needs met in the most effective and cost efficient way possible.

A report to city councillors says young people who offend are often dealing with poverty, alcohol and drug addiction, poor family relationships, mental and physical health issues, learning, housing and employment issues.