Thursday 19 July 2018 / 10:25 AM Crime / Diane Abbott

Crime figures mark a shameful day for May

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the publication this morning of ONS crime and policing figures, said:

“With violent crime increasing and detection rates falling so fast, it’s clear the police desperately need our support.

“But this Tory Government has broken its promise to protect funding, with police funding cut in real terms and fewer police officers on our streets.

“While the Government continues to deny any link between the rise in serious crime and the cuts to police officer numbers, today we see what an appalling and traumatic impact Theresa May’s decisions have had on our society.

“This is a shameful day for the Prime Minister. The next Labour government will bring back 10,000 police officers to tackle rising crime.”