Home Office releases its plan to beat crime

Published on 10 November 2021
The policy paper sets out plans to protect victims and make streets safer
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The Home Office has published its beating crime plan, a policy paper setting out its plan to deliver less crime, fewer victims and a safer country.

As part of its strategic approach to cut crime, the government will focus on three key areas. These are:

  • cutting homicide, serious violence and neighbourhood crime – including tackling the demand and supply of drugs
  • exposing and ending hidden harms and prosecuting perpetrators – including tackling child sexual abuse and exploitation, violence against women and girls, and modern slavery
  • building capability and capacity to deal with fraud and online crime 

The report also states that since 2019, the government has recruited:

  • almost 9,000 extra police officers
  • more than 440 new prosecutors
  • 1,000 additional probation officers

There has also been investment in 18,000 new prison places.

Read the beating crime plan