By Abigail Wilcock
More than 600 police stations have closed since 2010 in the largest closure in policing history.
(The Times, 2018)
Over the last year, recorded offences involving knives or sharp instruments went up by 16%.
In 2016, just 8% of crimes were reported at police front counters, down from 22% in 2006.
A 24/7 police front counter will remain open in every London borough.
(GOV UK, 2019)
The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen by over 20,000 between March 2010 and March 2018.
A Police Federation survey found nearly 90% of officers say they are under-staffed.
Violent crime recorded by police in England and Wales has risen by 19% in the past year.
Where there is a population of about 250,000 people, there are on average 10 police officers for the entire area to respond to an emergency call per shift.
The Met has had to find ÂŁ600 million in savings since 2010, and must save a further ÂŁ400 million by 2021.
If the Government does not provide additional funding, the number of officers in London could fall below 27,500 by 2021, the lowest level in 19 years.
( The Guardian, 2018)
Featuring a Margin of Closures Throughout
Brentford Cookham Greenford Hayes Henley Marlow Norwood Green Ruislip Sidmouth Southall Uxbridge West Drayton