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Shocking figures show 82.46% of burglaries in Hampshire going unsolved

1 Nov 2023
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Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats have slammed the Conservative Government for these figures, arguing that years of ineffective resourcing have left local forces overstretched and unable to focus on crimes like burglaries. 

This includes taking over 4,500 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) off the streets since 2015, and assigning just 12% of officers to neighbourhood policing teams. 

The party is calling for a new “Burglary Response Guarantee,” under which all domestic burglaries would be attended by the police and properly investigated. 

This would be accompanied by a return to proper community policing, where officers are visible, trusted and focused on tackling neighbourhood crime. 

Commenting, Liz Jarvis, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Eastleigh, said:

“Everyone deserves to feel safe in their homes and confident that if they are burgled, the criminal will swiftly face justice, but it’s difficult for people in Eastleigh and across Hampshire to feel that confidence, thanks to these shocking figures. 

“Yet again, this Conservative Government is failing to even get the basics right on cutting crime, and it’s a shame that our communities are paying the price. 

“People in Eastleigh deserve so much better - which is why the Liberal Democrats will keep fighting to restore proper community policing and implement our Burglary Response Guarantee. It’s the only way to bring an end to this shameful burglar bailout.”