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Policing

Part of Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:55 pm on 4th November 2015.

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Photo of Anna Turley Anna Turley Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 2:55 pm, 4th November 2015

I admire the Home Secretary’s approach to the good use of statistics. I am surprised to hear her say that crime has fallen, when in Redcar and Cleveland in the past year we have seen an increase in crime of 21%. That includes a 77% increase in violence against the person. This does not accord with what she says about crime falling. Under the Labour Government crime fell by 43%. I am very proud of our record so it is disappointing to see that.