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celeste

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60% of crimes not investigated
« on: 11:07:21, 23/04/19 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47963134

About 60% of crimes reported to one of the UK's largest police forces are not fully investigated because of a lack of resources, its chief constable said.

Greater Manchester Police's Ian Hopkins said budget cuts mean officers have to prioritise more ruthlessly than ever.

He said about 600 offences a day, such as thefts from vehicles, were being "screened out" and not pursued because "we don't have enough officers".

The Home Office said it was "committed" to ensuring forces have enough funding.

The number of frontline police officers across England and Wales has fallen over the past decade, while violent crime is rising.




Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said it had lost about 2,000 officers during that time, down to about 6,200.

'Necessary evil'

"If your life is in danger, you've been seriously hurt, we will still turn up," Mr Hopkins told BBC Radio Manchester.

"If there's an immediate threat we will be there and we will be there in numbers.

"If your shed's been broken into, your bike's stolen, your vehicle's broken into and there's no witnesses, there's no CCTV and there's no opportunity for forensics, we'll be screening that out really quickly.

"Your likelihood of a police officer turning up to deal with that is almost non-existent and that's where the public have really started to feel it. That bit worries me."

One of Mr Hopkins' senior officers, Supt Rick Jackson, said screening out crimes was "a necessary evil".
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Re: 60% of crimes not investigated
« Reply #1 on: 15:30:14, 23/04/19 »
When electioneering is taking place, constituents always want crime prevention given priority and it is promised - like the armed forces who have been neglected, my message to the government and any future government is 'Get a grip'
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Re: 60% of crimes not investigated
« Reply #2 on: 16:04:08, 23/04/19 »
Burnham🤡 stuck extra on the Council tax to pay for more coppers last year, and raised it this year as part of his 'precept', where are they? 🤔

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Re: 60% of crimes not investigated
« Reply #3 on: 17:19:05, 23/04/19 »
The police force according to a report by reporter Andy Bell is in urgent need of reinforcement, he says after joining police for BBC Radio -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47979314
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