In the Media

We need a thinner blue line

PUBLISHED December 16, 2014

When the first round of public-sector cuts was announced a few years ago, police chiefs warned that these would hamper them in their fight against crime. And yet, although the number of officers in England and Wales dropped to its lowest level since 2002, this did not happen. For reasons that might be totally unconnected with the composition of our constabularies, crime fell and continues to do so.

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