David Ruffley MP: Fall in Suffolk crime shows police reform is helping

Wednesday, 24 October, 2012

David Ruffley MP has welcomed news that crime in Suffolk has fallen.

David Ruffley MP said:

“The latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics show that recorded crime in Suffolk has fallen by 4% in the twelve months to June 2012. Everyone should be able to feel more secure in their homes and safer on the streets. The police in Suffolk are stepping up and rising to the challenge of providing value for money. This fall in crime is testament to their hard work.

It also shows that police reform is helping. The government was right to abolish central targets and slash police bureaucracy. How the police are deployed, rather than their absolute numbers, is what is key to cutting crime.

Next month we will be electing a new Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk. This will give power back to local people and us all a new say in how our local area is policed.”