Deeply troubling crime figures – Diane Abbott
Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the latest ONS crime statistics release, said:
“Once again, these are deeply troubling crime figures under this government.
“Members of the public and police officers are both increasingly concerned about the growth of serious crime including knife crime. But Ministers are in denial, refusing to accept that their cuts to police forces have had any impact either on crime levels or the ability to apprehend the criminals.
“The government is failing in one of its most basic duties, to protect its own citizens. These reckless cuts must end.”