Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, has welcomed news that crime has fallen by more than a quarter (27 per cent) under this Government – its lowest level on record – according to the latest figure from the independent Office for National Statistics.
The Government has been following an action plan to tackle crime by:
- Freeing the police to fight crime by cutting red tape and scrapping unnecessary targets
- Giving criminals tougher sentences so communities are protected and justice is done
- Giving the police the powers they need to tackle criminals, using the latest tools and techniques
- Stopping people from becoming criminals by tackling the root causes of crime
- Making the police answer to the community to help drive down crime in your area
Commenting, Matt said:
‘We have been following an action plan to tackle crime and make Britain a safer place to live, work and raise a family.
‘The independent Crime Survey of England and Wales shows that crime continues to fall under this Government, reaching a record low. In Lincolnshire, crime recorded by the police has fallen by 22 per cent.
‘Although there are still challenges we need to address, the action plan is helping us to make progress on reducing crime, so people across the country can enjoy a better, brighter future.
The fact that I have raised the small number of serious crimes recently committed in Boston with the Home Secretary and the Chief Constable, I hope demonstrates my commitment to making that happen.’
Notes to editors:
- Crime measured by the independent Crime Survey has fallen by 27 per cent since 2010. In the year to March 2015, there were 6.8 million crimes, 2.5 million fewer than the 9.3 million in the year to June 2010 (ONS, Crime in England and Wales, period ending March 2015, 16 July 2015, link).
- Percentage change in recorded crime (excluding fraud) since June 2010 by police force area. Since the year ending September 2013 figures, ONS have published headline national crime figures that include centralised (Action Fraud) recording of fraud and a separate series which excludes fraud. Due to the staggered move of recording fraud offences from forces to Action Fraud, figures for forces are shown excluding fraud offences to allow for consistent comparisons (ONS, Crime in England and Wales, period ending March 2015, 16 July 2015, link; ONS, Recorded crime by police force area, English region and Wales, 12 months to June 2010, link).