Lincolnshire’s funding boosted by £7 million to keep streets safe

  • The Home Secretary has announced that funding for police in Lincolnshire will be
    boosted by up to £7million in 2022-23, as part of the Government’s Beating Crime
    Plan to make our streets safer.
  • Nationally, police forces will receive a cash boost of up to £1.1 billion – an
    inflation-busting 7 per cent cash increase on the previous year – bringing total
    funding for 2022-23 to £16.9 billion.
  • The boost in resources will allow the Conservative Government to continue
    cracking down on crime and making our streets safer – which so far has seen
    11,053 new police officers recruited, over 1,500 county lines closed, and 16,000
    knives and dangerous weapons taken off our streets.

Police in Lincolnshire will receive a funding increase of up to £7million next year, the Home
Secretary has announced.

The announcement comes as police forces across the country are set to receive a 7 per cent
increase in funding in 2022-23, bringing the total amount to £16.9 billion.

The increase will help to deliver on the Government’s Beating Crime Plan, which focuses on
ending neighbourhood crime, making our streets safer, and driving down homicide rates.

The boost will see Police and Crime Commissioners given an additional £796 million to use
according to local needs, while Counter Terrorism policing has surpassed £1 billion for the first

Recent figures show that the Beating Crime Plan is already having a significant effect in taking
dangerous offenders off our streets. Over 1,500 county drugs lines have been closed since
2019, with over 7,400 arrests and £4.3 million in drug seized. Almost 16,000 knives and
dangerous weapons have also been removed, while 300,000 at risk young people have been
supported through Violence Reduction Units.

The funding will further support the creation of a National Crime Laboratory – to drive the use
of innovative data science in preventing crime – as well as improving 999 response times,
investing in law enforcement intelligence, and upgrading critical IT infrastructure.

Matt Warman said:

“From working with our local police force, I know just how valuable increased funding is in
supporting our police to crack down on crime.

“That is why I welcome the increase of up to £7million for Lincolnshire Police, bringing the total
funding for our local police force up to £145.8million for 2022-23 and supporting our police and
Police and Crime Commissioners as they work to make our streets safer.

“This funding will support our police as they build on the fantastic work carried out so far –
removing dangerous weapons from our streets and ending the scourge of drugs in our

Home Secretary Priti Patel said:

“Crimes including theft, burglary and knife crime are down, we’ve got an additional 11,053
police officers on our streets, and we’ve shut down 1,500 drugs lines which exploit the young
and the vulnerable.

“But we must go further and faster to make our communities even safer, so today I am giving
our excellent police forces and law enforcement agencies more funding to do just that, in line
with our Beating Crime Plan.

“Reducing crime is a top priority for this government and I will continue working with police
leaders to ensure this unprecedented investment results in less crime and fewer victims.”

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