Police cuts 'likely contributed' to violence rise, document says

Police cuts 'likely contributed' to violence rise, document says
 

A fall in police numbers is likely to have contributed to a rise in serious violent crime, according to a leaked Home Office document seen by the BBC.
Officials drafting a strategy to tackle violence in England and Wales said offenders may have been "encouraged" by a lack of resources and fewer charges.
The new measures are being set out later by Home Secretary Amber Rudd.
The government says it does not comment on leaked documents but had rejected claims officer numbers were a factor.
It comes amid concerns following the deaths of more than 50 people in violent attacks in London... read more

 
9 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 67
Source: BBC
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