Greg Hands, Member of Parliament for Chelsea and Fulham, welcomes news that crime has fallen by more than a quarter (27 per cent) since 2010, its lowest level on record, according to the latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics.
The Conservative Government has been following an action plan to tackle crime by:
- freeing the police to fight crime by cutting red tape and scrapping unnecessary targets;
- giving criminals tougher sentences so that communities may be protected and justice done;
- giving the police the powers they need to tackle criminals using the latest tools and techniques;
- stopping people from becoming criminals by tackling the root causes of crime;
- making the police answer to the community to help drive down crime in your area.
Commenting, Greg Hands said, "We have been following an action plan to tackle crime and make Britain a safer place in which to live, work, and raise a family.
"This plan is working: the independent Crime Survey of England and Wales shows that crime continues to fall under this Conservative majority Government, reaching a record low. In Greater London, as of March 2015, crime recorded by the police has fallen by 15 per cent since June 2010.
"We need to stick to the plan that is working so that people across the country may enjoy a better, brighter future."