Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is six per cent lower than in the same period as 2019. Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) given to the public for breaches of Coronavirus Regulations are rising as restrictions are reapplied.
In response to a Mail on Sunday investigation revealing the number of officers on duty at nights, Chiefs stress that these shifts are considered as part of wider risk assessments, and officers are supported by a range of partners and staff.
Today’s useful report by HMIC indicates that 72 per cent of people feel that crime and anti-social behaviour is not a problem at all or not much of a problem in their local community. The HMIC result of 76 per cent of people being satisfied in policing mirrors a similar trend found by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in March, which indicated that overall confidence in local policing is at its highest level in ten years.