Fife's chief constable has revealed that Fife is the safest it has ever been in the force's 62-year history.
Norma Graham said on Thursday the results of the annual report were due to a strategy of taking policing closer to the community.
The report shows that recorded crime in Fife has almost halved in the last seven years with nearly 17,000 fewer crimes.
The force is also claiming that it's detection rate has risen to 60%. Last year was also a record year for drug seizures £4.28m of substances recovered.
Mrs Graham says a firmly established police and public partnership has been key.
In her fourth and final report as chief constable of Fife, Mrs Graham highlights how the "firmly established police and public partnership has been instrumental in cutting crime and making the Kingdom the safest it has ever been in the Force's 62-year history."
Chief constable Graham said: "The key to Fife Constabulary's continued reductions in crime has been our vision of Taking Policing Closer to the Community. Policing is essentially about communities and for communities; in Fife policing happens with communities.
"It is this close partnership that has supported Fife Constabulary in cutting crime by 49% in seven years."
Councillor Gavin Yates, convener of Fife Council Police Transition Committee, said: "This report shows that the Fife Constabulary team of officers, civilian staff and partners such as community wardens are reaching out to communities in Fife, driving down crime and making our streets safer.
"The community policing approach led by the Chief Constable and her excellent management team are producing the right results. In moving to a single national force it is essential that the progress we have seen here in Fife is not allowed to go backwards."