Government published new Beating Crime Plan

The new Beating Crime Plan has been devised by Boris Johnson to ensure that everyone feels safe in their homes and safe on the streets. The plan involves reducing crime and violence, preventing incidents, ensuring the most dangerous criminals stay off the streets, help to successfully rehabilitate some offenders, and improve confidence in the justice system. It will work across the police, courts, and prison and probation services. This is part of government plans to ‘level up’ the country and will protect the hardest hit by crime and reduce people being drawn into violence.

Key points

  • Recruiting more new police to the force – 9,000 of the 20,000 extra police officers promised by 2023
  • Keep most dangerous criminals behind bars
  • Contactable, named officers assigned to neighbourhoods to reduce crime and ASB
  • Public given more power to scrutinise results: league tables for 101 and 999 call answering times for each force
  • Rehabilitate offenders to reduce likelihood of committing crimes again
  • More focus on early intervention and prevention
  • Extended 24 hour electronic monitoring of burglars and thieves who are released from prison
  • Trial use of alchol tags to reduce alcohol-fuelled crime
  • Getting children involved in violence to re-engage with education investing over £45m in specialist support in both mainstream schools and Alternative Provision

Full policy paper

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