Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson says the SNP Government need to ensure local residents are protected against anti-social behaviour.
That’s after new figures showed that 19 anti-social behaviour incidents are taking place each day across Dumfries and Galloway.
There has also been a rise of 140 reported incidents with 6953 reported in 2017-18, up from 6813 in 2016-17.
That has led the Conservative MSP to call on the SNP Government to ensure the rural communities across Dumfries and Galloway have the resources to deal with anti-social behaviour issues and to make the public feel safe.
Commenting Finlay Carson MSP said: “Our police officers across Dumfries and Galloway do a terrific job on a daily basis, but it is clear they are being let down by the SNP Government when it comes to being sufficiently resourced.
“For 19 anti-social behaviour incidents to be taking place each day in the region is hugely worrying and should act as a wake up call to the SNP Government to give the proper resources to our rural officers.
“Acts of anti-social behaviour, whatever they might be have a negative impact on our communities and can often leave a lasting effect on the victims.
“It is time the SNP Government protected rural policing.
“This trend of increasing incidents cannot continue.”