DEATHS from road crashes in Glasgow are down 44 per cent, according to the latest figures.

A new accumulative report shows that from April 2017 to February this year, five people died, compared to nine in the same period in 2016-17.

The findings were due to be presented at Glasgow City Council’s Safe Glasgow Committee yesterday.

They also show an increase in violent crime and hate crime, but decreases in domestic abuse, house break-ins and antisocial behaviour.

“I am delighted to present this final quarterly update on our policing activities this year and to share some of the positive outcomes that have been achieved,” said Chief Superintendent Brian McInulty in the report to council.

From April 2017 to February this year, there were 10,107 crimes of violence, which is 4.8 per cent above the five-year average for the same period.

The detection rate is at 63.4 per cent, down 4.8 points on the average 68.2 per cent.

There were 51,071 reports of antisocial behaviour, five per cent below the five-year average figure of 53,745.

Housebreaking is down 14.9 per cent from the five-year average, at 1,445 compared to 1,698.