Wednesday 11 April 2018 / 12:27 PM Crime / Louise Haigh

Half a million crimes unsolved in two years shows you can’t do security on the cheap – Louise Haigh

After yesterday’s leaked Home Office paper exposed the link between Tory police cuts and the rise in serious violent crime, new Labour Party analysis of crime outcome data has shown that between 2014/15 and 2016/17 more than 500,000 investigations were closed by the police without any suspect being identified.

The analysis also shows that almost half of all crimes now go unsolved, with the detection rate falling from 58% in 2015 to 51% in 2017.

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister, said:

“The Tories claim the police have the resources they need, but these figures would suggest otherwise.

“You can’t do security on the cheap. By failing to properly invest in policing, this Conservative Government is threatening community safety and letting down the victims of crime.”