The latest crime figures show a shocking rise in violent crime across the country, but particularly in South Yorkshire. There was a 62% rise in violent crime in South Yorkshire, the highest in the country, and nearly all police forces recorded a rise in violence in the latest year to September 2017 compared with the previous year. Other large increases included Greater Manchester Police (up 61%), Durham Constabulary (up 52%) and Nottinghamshire Police (up 45%).
These shocking figures reveal that the Tories are losing control in the fight against crime. The truth is, the public are now being forced to pay the price for the reckless risk the Tories took with public safety when they slashed 20,000 officers. Police numbers are at historic lows, crime is soaring and more and more criminals are walking free. This proves you cannot trust the Tories to keep our communities safe. Labour will recruit another 10,000 new police officers and give the police the resources they need to fight crime.