Catchy slogans are no substitute for a clear focus on the basics: more officers, proper investigations, and higher solve rates.
Some regard it as a trivial issue. But the voters do not agree. A comprehensive, national, free graffiti removal service could make a big difference.
The proportion of crimes resulting in a charge or summons has fallen by two thirds, from 16 per cent in 2015 to 5.6 per cent today. A quarter of people in England live in areas where the police are in special measures.
A ‘law and order’ party which presides over the effective decriminalisation of burglary is going to end up in serious trouble.
It will deliver the necessary tools to defend the public from a broad range of harms and deliver justice for victims.
Having entered Parliament from business, I know first-hand that prosperity is not created by government.
Even with an insurance policy, I’ve been astonished by how difficult it is to get a replacement phone.
The voice of the law abiding majority needs to be heard loud and clear in the wake of Sunday’s events: we won’t tolerate this.
The Government can do a lot in a short space of time. A key question should be: how do we make these towns nicer places to live?
Research indicates that over half of customer-facing staff have experienced abuse from customers since the pandemic began.
We need to stop treating addicts like criminals and forcing people who want to experiment to forge contacts with black-market dealers.
However, its current focus on urban chicken shops risks excluding rural areas, where ‘county lines’ criminality is a growing concern.
After 12 years in power, the Conservatives are still coming up with radical new policies. Bringing empty homes back into use is one priority.
My decades of experience suggest that the knowledge, experience, and will to combat this crisis is out there. We need to tap it.
Young people must have a sense of active citizenship. A reassertion of respect for authority figures is needed.