Year-end figures from Police Scotland highlight a decrease in incidents of violent crime as well as significant reductions in house-breakings.
Police Scotland have issued a warning to those flouting the laws on the north-east's roads.
The latest incident occurred around the Ythanwells area and comes on the back of recent charges brought over hare coursing near Oldmeldrum.
Superintendent Kate Stephen of North East Police Division is urging everyone to stick with the guidance.
A highly distinctive road side ornament has been taken from a garden at Forglen.
Sergeant Richard Barnwell's latest report highlights local policing issues.
Two men were seen trying to gain entry to the rear of the building in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Raiders targeted the Co-op Convenience Store on Tarves Road.
Figures have fallen by around a quarter since measures to support physical distancing came into effect.
Police have issued 95 penalty notices in the north east, with just one arrest made as people continue to comply with regulations.
Police across the country are seeing an increase in the theft of plant and agricultural machinery.