Police constantly quoting “diminishing resources” as reason for rising crime statistics

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Papa Smurf, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Winger

    Absolute bollocks IMO!!!!

    Surely with the technological advances made over the past 20 years, internet, cctv on every street corner, DNA etc etc surely solving crime has never been so easy. What must it have been like 40 years ago when a bobby had a notebook, truncheon and handcuffs yet he still had time to patrol his beat and solve complex crimes!
  2. Pants

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  3. Duracel Funny

    Duracel Funny Striker

    So you think the police having their budgets cut by a third has no correlation to the rising crime statistics?
  4. andy

    andy Striker

    Call someone and a puff and the full might of the police force will be upon you. Victim of a crime,theft,assault or burglary. Here's a crime number.
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  5. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    The problem is, all the tech hasn’t changed the way judge and jury come to a verdict. It’s all still beyond reasonable doubt, showing CCTV footage doesn’t always prove intent or guilt so it still takes a hell of a lot of work to get a conviction.

    There will undoubtably be a direct correlation between dwindling resources and raising crime rates.

    Same scenario with the NHS.
  6. Aituk7

    Aituk7 Winger

    Police having their budgets cuts is undoubtedly a problem, less officers will always mean less crime will be prevented/solved.

    However I would also say that Police are being told by the government to use resources on policing nonsense such as browsing social media for nasty posts.
  7. Their numbers have been slashed to the point where they almost flip a coin to see which emergency they attend first to be fair mate. My best mate is a sergeant and he’s at his wits end cos the only people they seem to see are shitheads rather than decent folk that need help. The local Bobby is practically extinct and the numbers of frontline coppers have been halfed in some areas.
  8. RichD

    RichD Striker

    They spend more time scouring twitter & Facebook looking for internet bullies upsetting some outraged sweaty than investigating burglaries and criminal Damage these days...
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  9. T_Bone

    T_Bone Striker

    Let's face it, in a lot of areas if you go out to commit crime there is hardly any chance of you bumping into a Police Officer
  10. Gideon Gungeon

    Gideon Gungeon Striker

    it's all labour' s fault iirc for manipulating a global financial crisis and then not being able to form any kind of opposition mate, forcing the tories to pursue economic policies that target the poor. they're a fucking disgrace imo
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  12. Lewberry pie

    Lewberry pie Striker

    Yes the tech helps catch people, it doesn't stop them commuting the act though, for theft and shit like that all we'd have to do is find drug treatment properly, instead that's been cut to oblivion so they save money except it costs shop keepers and use all money when we have things nicked.

    Its a load of fucking shit
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  13. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    Biggest pile of shit I have ever read on here, and by fuck the bar for that has consistently been set high.
  14. heroesof73

    heroesof73 Striker

    Pay off the cowardly fucka types at the top that need protecting because they are too scared to get out of their car! Then use the savings made to put more coppers on the beat
  15. walesie

    walesie Striker

    Criminals also have access to the technologies you mention, which another reason their workload is a shit load bigger than Dixon of doc greens
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  16. squashjoe

    squashjoe Striker

    And Mr Mackey hasn't helped.
  17. GK

    GK Striker Contributor

    One of the worst "opinion " pieces I've ever read on here.
  18. squashjoe

    squashjoe Striker

    I'm late again
  19. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    At least part of this is the way crime is reported now.

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