Carlisle MP Welcome 27% Reduction in Crime


John Stevenson MP for Carlisle has welcomed figures that indicate that crime has fallen by more than a quarter (27 per cent) under this Government. This is the lowest level on record – according to latest figure from the independent Office for National Statistics.

The Government has been following an action plan to tackle crime by:

  1. Freeing the police to fight crime by cutting red tape and scrapping unnecessary targets
  2. Giving criminals tougher sentences so communities are protected and justice is done
  3. Giving the police the powers they need to tackle criminals, using the latest tools and techniques
  4. Stopping people from becoming criminals by tackling the root causes of crime
  5. Making the police answer to the community to help drive down crime in your area

John said ‘The Government has been focused on tackling crime to make Britain a safer place to live, work and raise a family. I am pleased that measures taken to tackle crime are working.

Crime continues to fall under this Government and has now reached a record low. In Cumbria crime recorded by the police has fallen by 11%. This is both testament to the Government and to the hard work of the Cumbrian Police Force.’


1 Comment

  1. gerard champney on

    I would welcome your comments on the massive cuts to the police in Cumbria. . It seems that most of your constituents are strongly opposed to any cuts..

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