Many children have been the victims of grooming gangs, but there’s no evidence for a figure of one million
And we can’t objectively compare the public response with Black Lives Matter
We know of no successful convictions of a police officer for the killing of someone in police custody since 1971
Also two police forces and one officer have been prosecuted successfully for crimes related to the death of someone in custody since 1971.
Police officer numbers in England and Wales
The number of police officers has dropped by 20,600 since 2010.
Don’t compare Labour and Conservative costings for police recruitment
Labour’s costing for more police officers appears smaller because it doesn’t take into account recruitment or training.
Does stop and search work?
Discussion of stop and search focuses on its use as a crime deterrent. But this ignores its use as an investigatory power.
Are assaults on police officers rising?
We know that all recorded assaults have risen since last year, but we can’t compare them to previous years before that.
Police numbers under Boris Johnson’s time as Mayor
Police officer numbers fluctuated during Boris Johnson’s time as Mayor of London.
Metropolitan police taking part in London Pride were on duty
The Metropolitan police in the parade were in full uniform with personal protection equipment and radios and so could have dealt with any incidents.
No, water cannon will not be deployed at the pro-Brexit march
The Met Police does not own any water cannon and their use is not currently authorised in England and Wales.
What’s happening to knife crime?
No single figure can perfectly capture trends in knife crime. Here we present a range of measures.