Michael Gove has welcomed news that crime is falling. Latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics show that since 2010 recorded crime in Surrey has fallen by 22%.
The Government is following an action plan to tackle crime by:
Freeing the police to fight crime by cutting red tape and scrapping unnecessary targets
Giving criminals tougher sentences so communities are protected and justice is done
Giving the police the powers they need to tackle criminals, using the latest tools and techniques
Stopping people from becoming criminals by tackling the root causes of crime
Making the police answer to the community to help drive down crime in your area
Commenting, local MP Michael Gove said:
‘We’re making Britain an even safer place to live, work, and raise a family with our action plan to tackle crime.
‘Recorded crime is down by 22% in Surrey thanks to our plan, and the hard work of police officers.
‘Families are safer and more secure – and Surrey Heath can enjoy a better, brighter future.’