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Restore community policing to end scandal of 40,000 unsolved crimes in Nottinghamshire

by David Watts on 17 April, 2021

Local Liberal Democrat Police and Crime Commissioner candidate David Watts is calling for a return to proper community policing, as half of all people say they never see police patrols in their local area.

New analysis by the Liberal Democrats reveals that 40,087 crimes reported to Nottinghamshire police last year were closed without a suspect being identified – including 5,273 burglaries, 1,472 car thefts and 384 robberies.

The party’s analysis shows that 81% of all burglary cases and 38% of robberies in Nottinghamshire are closed without a suspect being identified.

David Watts, Liberal Democrat candidate for Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said:

“Everyone Nottinghamshire should be able to feel safe in their homes and walking down our streets. But this Conservative Government is leaving our communities vulnerable and letting criminals get away with it.

“Nottinghamshire police need the officers, resources and time to focus on preventing and solving crimes. Instead, Ministers want to waste police time chasing centralised Whitehall targets and carrying out pointless, suspicionless Stop and Search.

“Liberal Democrats are calling for a return to proper community policing, where officers are visible, trusted and known personally to local people. We will do what works to build communities where people are safe and feel safe too.”

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  1. Dave and Barbara Parsons says:

    David we’ve just posted our vote for you as PCC.

    Best Wishes!

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