Friday 31 March 2017 / 12:09 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Diane Abbott responds to analysis suggesting that major police forces are failing to investigate more than 50 percent of burglaries

Diane
Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary
, commenting on analysis
suggesting that major police forces are failing
to investigate more than 50 percent of burglaries, said:

“These
figures are deeply troubling. The Tories are in denial about the effects of
their broken promises on police numbers, police effectiveness and the fight
against crime.

“Not
only is there more crime under this Government, but falling numbers of officers
have meant that the police are becoming less effective at fighting crime.”