A recent Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) has revealed that more than half of violent crimes committed in Scotland do NOT get reported to Police Scotland.
The most common reason the public give for not reporting violent crimes was that victims felt the police would not have done anything (36% of those surveyed said this).
This new Scottish Crime and Justice Survey has merely revealed what we, the public have known for years.
Police Scotland are useless as well as untrustworthy.
Make no bones about it, this is a damning report and exposes how ineffective our Police force really is.
But Police Scotland will be delighted by the report.
You see, as long as members of the public have no confidence in Police Scotland and do not report violent crimes to them, crime figures get kept artificially low.
And low crime figures make it look as if police are doing a great job.
See how it all works now? It's all about falsifying the figures.
So all your average PC Plod has to do these days is turn up for work every day, keep his head down, and put in enough shifts until he hits early retirement - then walk away with a nice pension and lump sum.
Oh, except the poor members of the public who have to face violent crime every day while our Police force sit back looking after themselves, not giving a hoot about us or our safety.
But then again, when has helping, supporting, and keeping the public safe ever had anything to do with what Police Scotland do and why they exist?
Police Scotland has always been about working for their own benefit, not ours.
Members of the public are purely seen as targets and fair game to Police Scotland - even though we pay their wages and expect them to help, support and protect us, not target us.
When you see a police car behind you in your rear view mirror do you feel safe...or do you feel anxious?