Public back police spending?

Would the public prefer the police got more money?

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Four fifths (81%) of people in England and Wales want the Government to reverse police budget cuts to help recruit more officers

Survation recently conducted a poll on behalf of the Daily Express examining public attitudes towards police presence and spending. 1,013 people in England and Wales aged 18 and over were surveyed on 26th November. Significant majorities agreed that the government should reverse cuts to police spending and increase the wages of front-line officers.

Around 20% of respondents reported seeing a police officer on patrol in their neighbourhood in the past week during the day, between 8 AM and 6 PM, and around 13% had seen one in the past week between between 6 PM and 8 AM.

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