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Senior officer suggests austerity fuelled surge in violent crime10 Sep 1:59pm

Senior officer suggests austerity fuelled surge in violent crime

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Superintendent Darius Hemmatpour said that taking 20,000 police of the streets created a void Funding cuts to police and public services that previously helped stop people, especially the young, from offending has helped fuel the surge in violent crime, a police chief has said. Supt Darius Hemmatpour of Scotland Yard’s violent crime task force, said stabbings and other life-threatening attacks in London spiked after 2017, and suggested that austerity was a factor.
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