Boris Johnson Increases Policing For London

Boris Johnson increasing Police numbers by 1,112 for 2010-2011

A recent poll for the Evening Standard carried out by Opinion Matters highlights clearly public concerns about cuts to policing not only in the country as a whole, but also London.

The results of the poll and public perception, are of cuts to Police numbers in London, however nothing could be further from truth:

The murder rate in London is at a 38 year low as Boris presents his budget and his plans for Policing the capital.

The Mayor’s budget shows that there will actually be more police on the street this year than there were when he took office in 2008.

Police numbers in April 2008: 31,398
Police numbers in 2010-11: 32,510 (an increase of 1,112)

This budget allows recruitment of new officers to re-start before the end of this financial year, to increase actual numbers from the present level of 32,136 towards the establishment level of 32,510.

There will be an additional £42 million invested in frontline services, via funding moved from buildings and vehicles to getting more fully warranted police officers on the street.

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Posted on February 10, 2011, in Conservative, Mayor of London and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Brilliant blog. It is amazing how, in spite of the credit crunch, Boris has managed to have 26,000 affordable homes built, frozen council tax, and increased the number of police. The man is a genius.

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