Short Crime statement
The figures just released suggest that the increase in crime has been largely attributable to the theft of car aerials! One wonders how many of these simply fell off and are lying on the side of the M4. Are we really suggesting that the police should prioritise this, in preference to arresting the drug dealers who are peddling to our children?
Is the recording of such trivial losses in any way indicative of levels of crime or the solving of crimes in our community? Telling police about a drug dealer living in your street is not reflected in these figures.
We need to get away from target based policing and back to common sense.