How Domestic Budget Cuts Will Affect You: Policing Services
The domestic spending cuts — which are in marked contrast to the increased spending on foreign aid, EU membership and the war in Afghanistan — will directly reduce the number of police officers despite rising crime figures.
According to the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Sir Hugh Orde, it is "misleading in the extreme" to claim otherwise.
Addressing ACPO’s annual conference in Manchester, Sir Hugh said budget cuts would inevitably lead to a reduction in the number of police officers.
To suggest the size of the police service is sustainable, Sir Hugh said, is "misleading in the extreme... quite simply it is not."
“A balance must be struck between the understandable demand for more officers on the streets and the less visible, but equally critical duties they perform.
“Chief constables face hard choices over where to make savings and the government must take the lead.
Last week, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson said his force would "shrink" as a result of budget cuts.
* The budget cuts come at a time of increased crime in Britain, which is at least in part due to the immigration invasion which has disposed British people of many areas of the large cities.
Figures released earlier this year showed that immigrant-heavy London and Manchester accounted for 20 percent of all of Britain’s 15,000 “prolific and priority offenders.”
The third and fourth areas with the most prolific repeat offenders are the West Midlands and Nottinghamshire, both epicentres of the black gun crime plague.
The lowest number of regular offenders is found in Wiltshire, for reasons which are obvious.
Other statistics from the House of Commons Law Library released in March this year showed that violent attacks in Britain are 44 percent higher than they were in 1998. The study revealed that “violence against the person” increased from 618,417 to 887,942 last year.