Violent crime on the rise

March 6, 2019 12:18 PM

Latest official figures show that violent crime recorded in England and Wales has gone up by nearly a fifth in just a year. Crime across Derby has risen every year since 2015.

Lib Dem spokesperson for Derby North, Barry Holliday said "Behind these shocking figures lie hundreds of tragedies. All Tory Ministers have done is make things worse. Severe budget reductions have left people and communities in danger. Yet the Tories are blaming others for their own failings. Lib Dems demand more police and more youth services to stop the violence epidemic spreading further, that's why we would invest £300m per year into our local police forces."