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Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

In the west midlands, violent crime is up 27%, the homicide rate is rising and, in Birmingham, drug crime is at a six-year high. The Home Secretary admitted last week that some communities had been “neglected and left behind”. Given the rises in violent and drug crime in Birmingham, will she accept that her comments include my city, and will her Department finally step up to the plate and do something about this?