My team and I went to Ibstock to deliver my leaflet about improving rural policing. Looking at the local crime figures it is clear that crime is rising and violent crime is rising faster than others.
Knife crime and other serious violence is a major factor in the fear of crime in our communities. The police must not only tackle this problem, but be seen to do so to reduce crime and the fear of crime.
If elected to be Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland I will:
- Continue with the #LivesnotKnives campaign;
- Work with criminal justice partners to ensure that violent criminals are caught, convicted and properly punished.
- Target problem areas to disrupt the activities of those who carry knives or are responsible for violent crime.
- Work with neighbouring police forces to ensure regular and effective sharing of intelligence on violent crimes and armed robberies.