Police cuts: The Bigger Picture

The Tories are taking a reckless gamble with people’s safety by slashing our police.

Since 2010, the Tories have slashed billions in funding and cut tens of thousands of police across the country.

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Theresa May promised to protect the police. But instead she’s slashed 21,000 police officers.

The Tories have cut police officers and police community support officers from .

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  • police officer

    3,230 fewer police officers

  • community officer

    3,381 fewer community support officers

  • police building

    120 fewer police buildings

The Tories have broken their promise to protect the police front line, taking thousands of bobbies off the beat and leaving communities exposed.

By cutting vital public services, the Tories have created the conditions in which crime can thrive, leaving people across the country more vulnerable to violence and harm.

The Tories have broken their promise to protect the police front line, taking thousands of bobbies off the beat and leaving communities exposed.

By cutting vital public services at the same time as cutting the police, the Tories have created the perfect storm for a rise in crime.

Labour will

  • Hire 10,000 extra officers
  • Oppose deep Tory cuts to the police
  • Champion community policing
  • Give police the resources they need

Our Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has

  • Opposed deep Tory cuts to the police and youth services
  • Created the Met’s new Serious Violence Taskforce to catch violent criminals
  • Invested £45 million to create positive opportunities for young people away from crime
  • Created the new Violence Reduction Unit to tackle the root causes of violent crime

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