The police

Fact checks relating to the police, policing, funding of the police service and public perceptions of crime

8 March 2019

What’s happening to knife crime?

Knife crime has almost certainly been rising in recent years, and knife-related homicides are at a record high.

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What’s happening to knife crime?
9 November 2018

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

Question Time on 8 November came from Dulwich, London. Topics covered included whether stop and search and knife crime, Brexit deals, and if burning a model of Grenfell Tower should …

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BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
2 November 2018

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

Question Time on 1 November came from Clacton-on-Sea. Topics covered included income tax changes, austerity, early elections, policing priorities, and the impact of the investigation into Arron Banks.

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BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
28 September 2018

Police funding in England and Wales

Police funding fell from 2010/11 to 2015/16. An extra £460 million for 2018 largely comes from allowing PCCs to increase council tax.

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Police funding in England and Wales
7 September 2018

Pay rises: how much do nurses, the police, teachers and MPs get paid?

Several claims have been made about pay changes for police, teachers, nurses and MPs. We took a look at them.

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Pay rises: how much do nurses, the police, teachers and MPs get paid?
24 August 2018

The Princess and the PCs: What will policing Princess Eugenie’s wedding cost?

Local police will provide security for Princess Eugenie’s wedding. The cost is unconfirmed but reported estimates of £2 million seem in the right ballpark.

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The Princess and the PCs: What will policing Princess Eugenie’s wedding cost?
1 August 2018

How many armed police are there?

The number of police firearms incidents are at a ten year high.

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How many armed police are there?
17 July 2018

Do a majority of Britons say the police have lost control of the streets?

43% of British adults polled said their police force was excellent or good and a majority said they felt safe on their streets.

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Do a majority of Britons say the police have lost control of the streets?
12 July 2018

Trump’s visit: what’s the cost?

The government has given £5 million to the Scottish Police to help with the costs of policing President Trump’s visit. Other police forces can also apply for special funding to …

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Trump’s visit: what’s the cost?
18 May 2018

Police budgets, numbers and community policing

Police budgets, police officer numbers and community policing, we factcheck the claims.

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Police budgets, numbers and community policing

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