We recently published our plan to confront and drive down crime. As the minister responsible, I essentially drafted this plan and it is the culmination of two years work, building what I believe is a strong set of policies and tactics to deal with the most pressing crime issues.
From combatting county lines drug dealing, to catching burglars and robbers, the plan is comprehensive and innovative. You can read it here: Beating Crime Plan
What this means is that as we approach fulfilling our promise of 20,000 extra police officers, we will have the right strategy to make them effective, and make our neighbourhoods safe. We are halfway there on recruitment, but still have much more to do.