Police reform is working and crime is falling thanks to Liberal Democrats in Government, Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker said today.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show crime against households is down by 7 per cent compared with the same time last year and has hit the lowest level since the record began in 1981.
Norman Baker said:
“The drop in number of crimes is very welcome. It shows we are tackling crime better than any time during the last 30 years and are providing safer communities for people than Labour ever did.
“Police reform is working and crime is falling. Recorded crime has dropped yet again and now by more than ten per cent under the Coalition Government.
“People have the right to go about their daily lives without being scared of becoming victims of crime, and it is Lib Dems in the Coalition Government who are helping to make their lives safer.”
The figures were announced following the launch earlier this month of the National Crime Agency aimed at tackling the growing threat of serious and organised crime.