Overall crime figures go up in Greater Manchester from June 2017 to June 2018 due to huge cuts to the police force.
Official government statistics show what damage police cuts have done to every borough in Manchester, although Theresa May has announced that austerity has ended, nothing has changed.
It was also revealed that hate crime has gone up by 43% over the past year which is simply not acceptable.
Recorded crime figures for the 12 months ending June 2018:
- Total recorded crime – 343,089 – 17% increase
- Violence against a person – 96,642 – 26% increase
- Sexual offences – 9,714 – 27% increase
- Burglary – 31,260 – 3% decrease
- Robbery – 7,270 – 35% increase
- Theft offences – 122,969 – 2% increase
- Vehicle crime – 31,508 – 14% increase
- Shoplifting – 17,284 – 6% decrease
- Theft from person – 6,818 – 0% increase
Deputy Mayor Bev Hughes added: “Hatred and prejudice have no place in Greater Manchester and we have done a lot of work to raise awareness and support victims. As a result Greater Manchester has one of the highest reporting rates of hate crime in the country. But we know more can be done to ensure every victim has the confidence to speak out, and the Government’s plans to bolster the national approach to tackling hate crime is long overdue.”