Home Office releases its plan to beat crime
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.