18 October 2018

Response to ONS national crime statistics

Chief Constable Mike Cunningham, College of Policing CEO, said: “The crime figures published today show that the nature and complexity of crime is changing and highlight the increasing levels of demand being placed on officers and staff at a time when their numbers have been reduced.

​"It is essential that we provide officers and police staff with the best training, guidance and knowledge to address the changing nature of the demand they face.

"In light of increases in violent crime we are, as part of the serious violence strategy, developing the evidence base for what works on tackling violent crime, including offences such as knife crime."

You can read the full ONS crime statistics for the 12 months to June 2018 report online.

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