Transcipt from Reform roundtable with Crispin Blunt MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons and Probation
The transcript of Reform-KPMG's major conference with speakers including Rt Hon Theresa May MP and Sir Hugh Orde OBE QPM
The police service in England and Wales is the most expensive in the world, yet it is failing to properly address both national serious crime and local policing needs. Reform's report looks at the structural changes which can improve this situation.
The report finds that the British public have become "passive bystanders", uninformed about crime and unlikely to participate in maintaining justice.
The figures show a very wide variation in urban crime rates in England and Wales with Nottingham, the highest crime urban area, recording over four times the number of selected crimes per 1,000 population as Colchester, the safest urban area.