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Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to today’s crime figures, said:
“Today’s figures confirm that Theresa May’s record as Home Secretary is one of failure.
“Instead of preparing the police for crime in the 21st century, the Tories slashed their budgets by a quarter, with the loss of over 19,000 police officers and 6,000 community support officers.
“Now further deep cuts in funding threaten even more losses to frontline officer numbers, just as we are beginning to see the true scale of crime.
“Working people deserve better than Tory failure – only Labour will stand up for safer communities and for the victims of crime.”