Crime was significantly down on previous years at the tenth anniversary bash...
Police have told NME.COM they’re “very pleased” with the behaviour of fans at this year’s T IN THE PARK.
The latest figures from Tayside Police show that there were 41 arrests on or around the festival site this year, which is significantly down from that of previous years. 12 of those arrested will appear in court today (July 13).
A spokesperson for the police told NME.COM: “Overall we’re very pleased with this year’s festival. When I checked the arrest figures on Saturday night they were half that of the year before. Maybe the nice weather helped, but it’s a very good result and we’re very encouraged.”
The arrests were for a variety of alleged offences, including drugs, breach of the peace, minor assault and theft. This summer’s festivals have been generally safer than in previous years, with crime at last month’s Glastonbury also significantly down.
The festival was also visited by Scotland’s First Minister Jack McConnell for the first time.
“I am here because this is one of the biggest and best events taking place in Scotland,” he said. “Its great to see so many young people enjoying themselves and the festival is very valuable to both the local and the national economy.
“It also offers a great opportunity to showcase the Scottish music industry and symbolises the modern Scotland that we want to portray.”