Tynemouth MP has urged the Government to do more to tackle crime in local communities.
Police forces in England and wales recorded 2,022,274 incidents of Anti Social Behaviour last year. That figure is up by around a third in a year and is the first time since 2013-14 that incidents of ASB have exceeded two million. Police numbers fell by more than 20,000 during the last eleven years of conservative Government and even though they say they want to recruit more officers that’s too little, too late for many communities. I am calling on the Government to do more to tackle crime in local communities and they can start by scrapping the plan for a new Government yacht and instead spend the hundreds of millions of pounds on recruiting more police officers.