Thursday 8 February 2018 / 12:28 PM Crime / Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott responds to the latest ONS data on violent crimes

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the latest ONS data on violent crimes released today, said:

“The rise in homicides is deeply troubling. With the police now dealing with over a million violent offences a year, there can be no room for complacency about rising violent crime.

“And yet the Tories have attempted to dismiss rising crime data as all due to better police recording. This cannot be the case with homicides.

“Instead of making excuses, the Government should stop cutting police budgets and give forces the resources they need to keep people safe. Labour in Government will restore 10,000 police officers and face up to the issue of rising crime.”

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