Saturday, 19 October 2013

Liberal Democrats on Crime

The latest statistics for the 12 months to June 2013 from the Office for National Statistics show that crime continues to fall.

This is positive news that shows forces are rising to the challenge of making savings while cutting crime and delivering a better service to the public.

Police reform is working and crime is falling. Recorded crime has dropped yet again, by more than ten per cent under the Coalition Government and the Crime Survey says that crime has more than halved since its peak in 1995.

England and Wales are safer than they have been for decades but we will continue to deliver measures which keep pace with the changing nature of crime and improve our ability to combat emerging issues. That is why the Government has recently launched the National Crime Agency to tackle the growing threat of serious and organised criminality. The agency also incorporates the new National Cyber Crime Unit to relentlessly pursue cyber criminals.