Police have to prioritise?

Cuts to policing may mean they can't focus on some crimes

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John Humphrys - Crime: What Should the Police Prioritise?

A senior policewoman said this week that the force should refocus on 'core policing' and prioritise burglary and violent crime.

Hardly a controversial remark, you might think, with violent crime, especially youth stabbings, on the rise and fewer and fewer burglaries successfully investigated.

But she went on to say that to achieve this, the police should not be distracted by 'desirable and deserving issues' such as investigating historical allegations against dead people or recording incidents of alleged misogyny.

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