13 July 2011

Over 1,000 more police on London's streets

A message from Lynton Crosby, BackBoris2012 Campaign Director:

The safety of London's streets is a key responsibility of London's Mayor. When Boris was elected Mayor crime was one of London's most pressing issues - robberies were increasing; violent crime was up; gun crime was up; and 27 teenagers were murdered in 2007 alone.

Yet the previous Mayor, Ken Livingstone, was ignoring the issue. In February 2008 he was exposed for conning Londoners after he wrongly claimed to be putting more police on our streets - a line he is still peddling three years on. In fact he wasn't. He was relying on the boroughs and the Government to put police on our streets and provided no extra funding himself.

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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Crime, Kit malthouse, Police

17 June 2011

And now the facts: more police - and less crime

Fascinating piece by Deputy Mayor for Policing Kit Malthouse in the Evening Standard today and well worth a read.

The safety of London's streets has become a hot topic recently and it is worth a quick recap of how things were in May 2008, when Boris was voted in as Mayor. Crime was one of London's most pressing issues - robberies were increasing; violent crime as up; gun crime was up; 27 teenagers were murdered in 2007 alone.

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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Crime, Kit malthouse, Police numbers