MP says cuts to policing is putting communities at risk

BOLTON South East MP Yasmin Qureshi has condemned Government cuts to policing.

Her criticism comes after figures disclosed Greater Manchester has lost 825 police officers since 2010.

The MP says Home Office statistics also show cuts to policing have resulted in the lowest number of police officers in England and Wales for more than a decade.

Ms Qureshi said this comes on the back of recent figures showing the proportion of crimes being solved by police is falling — with 30,000 fewer crimes solved in the last year, including 7,000 violent crimes against the person.

The MP said: “This Government’s reduction in frontline police puts our communities at risk with fewer frontline officers, fewer officers responding to 999 calls and less visible police.”

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2:00pm Tue 5 Feb 13

boltonnut says...

The police ARE solving crimes,the problem is when the criminal is brought to court they often they get away with the crime because of the SOFT system,impinging on peoples rights,special circumstances or criminals often do a runner whilst on bail. These stats affect the good work that police do.The cops can nail the bad guys but they can't hammer them.
The police ARE solving crimes,the problem is when the criminal is brought to court they often they get away with the crime because of the SOFT system,impinging on peoples rights,special circumstances or criminals often do a runner whilst on bail. These stats affect the good work that police do.The cops can nail the bad guys but they can't hammer them. boltonnut

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