The comments made by Sarah Jones, the Shadow Minister for Policing and Fire, on 27 August 2020. Jones was referring to new ONS crime figures.
These figures show an expected reduction in most offences during lockdown. However, it is concerning that violence recorded by the police is already returning to pre-lockdown levels.
After a decade of cuts to police and preventative services, we need real action from the Government to tackle the issues that drive violence on our streets.