Labour its is investing record amounts in fighting crime, says Talbot Green Labour candidate Jonathan Bishop.
“We are reforming the criminal justice system and reforming policing to get more police on the street – fighting crime,” he said. “As of March 2002, there is now a record number of police officers in England and Wales.
“Our policies to cut crime are working – the British Crime Survey shows overall crime is down by 22 per cent since 1997, but we recognise that it is still too high and street crime remains a challenge.
“We are cutting crime in Talbot Green by being tough on crime and tough on its causes. Total recorded crime in England and Wales fell by 7 per cent from 1997 to 2001.”
New partnerships between the police and local authorities have been set up, and new measures to curb loutish and anti-social behaviour have been introduced. Labour is working right across government to eradicate the causes of crime too.