Rising crime in Hull needs an urgent response


Crime in Hull is rising and so it is even more vital that residents’ views and concerns are put directly to the Police and Crime Commissioner. New statistics reveal that the total number of crimes in Hull rose by 3,950 from June 2016 to June 2017.

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These statistics are deeply concerning. They also underscore the concerns that residents have raised with us through our online Crime Survey. The evidence backs up the view that the situation in the city is getting worse. That is why the Lib Dem Group has asked for the Police and Crime Commissioner to take part in a Q&A session with councillors.

Residents deserve to know how crime is being tackled in their communities and it is vital that their views are listened to by those at the top. The Labour administration said they agree with us that we should invite the Police and Crime Commissioner to Full Council, so it was surprising to hear from the PCC’s office this week that he was still waiting for a formal invitation.

The Labour administration is yet again dragging its feet. We made a request at Full Council and we have now written to the Lord Mayor asking for a formal invitation to be sent. Hopefully the Lord Mayor will be able to take this up promptly.


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