Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is twelve per cent lower than in the same period as 2019. Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) given to the public for breaches of Coronavirus Regulations rose as national restrictions were implemented in England.
Official figures released today (30 April) by the Home Office show that police forces in England and Wales have been boosted by 3,005 new officers in the last seven months. Provisional figures also show widespread continued compliance with public health regulations and minimal police enforcement.
The Government has today announced new public health regulations that will support officers in enforcing measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. These powers will only be used by officers if an individual fails to comply after the officer has engaged with them, explained the risks to public health and encouraged voluntary compliance.