Crime at its Lowest Level since Records Began
Crime has fallen to its lowest level since 1981, when records began.
Both recorded crime and the survey of people’s experience of crime show that crime has fallen by more than ten per cent under this Government, to its lowest level since records began.
In North Wales, crime has also fallen again. There have been reductions in burglary, criminal damage, arson and vehicle offences.
Commenting on the recent figures, Wrexham Conservative, Dick Wishart,said: “This is more good news for Wrexham and the country as a whole.
“We have cut red tape and given police just one simple target: cut crime. And that’s what they are doing.
“Both recorded crime and the survey of people’s experience of crime show that crime has fallen by more than ten per cent under this Government, to its lowest level since records began.”
Key changes introduced by the Government to help cut crime and to help the Police include:
· The new National Crime Agency is protecting us from organised crime gangs, child abusers, drug smugglers, slave drivers and cyber criminals. We have brought together 4,000 officers to lead the fight against organised criminals at home and abroad.
· We have changed how police are hired and paid – so we can attract the best people to join the police and protect our communities. People from outside the police can now join at management ranks and bring fresh ideas and approaches. We have changed police pay so skills and expertise are rewarded appropriately.
· The new College of Policing is improving police standards so they can fight crime better. The College makes sure policing is based on the evidence of what works, that officers receive the best training and understand and comply with the highest ethical standards.
· We have given police new powers to stop anti-social behaviour so people are safer in their communities. These replace Labour’s failed ASBO, more than half of which were breached. We have also given the public a ‘community trigger’ – the right to demand that anti-social behaviour is dealt with.
· Crime maps mean people can see how much crime takes places where they live, how much is detected, and what happens to the perpetrator. These help people hold their local police to account and make sure crime continues to be driven down.
· We are strengthening the Independent Police Complaints Commission so people continue to have confidence in the police. We have given it new powers and more resources, brought in a new code of ethics for all police officers and introduced a list of officers struck off for misconduct so they cannot return to policing.