18 July 2019

Response to latest ONS crime statistics

DCC Janette McCormick, College of Policing, said: “Today’s crime figures highlight that, despite increasing levels of demand, police offices and staff continue to demonstrate tremendous dedication to keeping the public safe.

“The complexity of crime is changing so it is more important than ever that we support officers and police staff by equipping them with the best training, guidance and knowledge.

“The statistics show increases in violent crime remain a significant challenge across policing. We are developing the evidence base for what works on tackling these appalling offences and recently published a briefing to help forces inform their decisions about approaches to tackling knife crime.

“The College of Policing has also made updated vulnerability training available to officers and staff in all forces in England and Wales and has recently launched the National Police Wellbeing Service support to provide much needed support to those on the frontline.”

Read the full ONS crime statistics for the period from April 2018 to March 2019 online.

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