Farmers hit by rural crime wave, with insurer blaming police cuts
If you live on a farm, chances are you’re a long way from police help. Figures released by the agricultural insurer NFU Mutual suggest farmers are bearing the brunt of a rise in rural crime, with organised criminal gangs stealing farm equipment to order. The firm says that rural areas have been particularly hard hit by cuts…
Steve White: ‘We’ve cut too far too fast’
After a three-year battle to shake up the Police Federation – Steve White has called it a day – announcing he’ll leave his post at the end of the year.
Largest crime rise in a decade
The largest rise in crime for a decade has been recorded in England and Wales, with the biggest increase in violent and sexual crime. This, as the Home Office revealed police numbers are at their lowest since 1985.
FactCheck: Cooper’s claims on domestic violence cases
Yvette Cooper has attacked the government’s record on domestic violence – claiming that it is “failing badly”. Is she being fair to the boys in blue?
Boris bluster can’t hide reality of police cuts
Boris Johnson has promised to “keep police numbers high” in the capital. But FactCheck discovers that officer strength is really at a five-year low.
2012: A year of lying shamelessly
We take a look back at the lowlights of 2012 with damned lies and statistics coming thick and fast from across the political spectrum.
FactCheck: the final word on police cuts
The effect of all this is to artificially make it look like there has been a real increase in neighbourhood policing.
FactCheck: Back to the front line as police cuts bite
“The Met’s budget shortfall accounts for the lion’s share of a £302m gap nationally. It’s not clear where the money will come from and more job losses can’t be ruled out.”
FactCheck: Police cuts and the magic shrinking numbers
Eyebrow-raising statistics and verbal gymnastics from Theresa May as she insists police cuts are manageable. FactCheck investigates.
FactCheck: London’s Met Police vs New York’s NYPD
Boris Johnson doesn’t want America’s Supercop swooping down on the Met Police with his hard-line “zero tolerance” policies. But how does the NYPD with it’s hard-line tactics, compare to the London’s Metropolitan poilce?
FactCheck counts the cost of the riots
It is the police – not insurers – that will have to cover the lion’s share of these costs, FactCheck discovers.