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The government has been accused of “failing” on crime following the publication of Home Office figures showing that 2.18m offences were closed in England and Wales in the year ending September 2023 without a suspect being identified. That was 40% of all recorded offences – up from 37% the previous years.
The figures also show that only 5.9% of recorded offences have so far resulted in charges. That is up from 5.5% the previous year.
The Conservative government has totally failed to get a handle on crime, and they have no one but themselves to blame.
For years, they have taken resources out of frontline policing at the expense of our communities. It’s no surprise that more and more criminals are getting away with it as victims are left without justice.