UK Police forces are buckling with more than 21,000 bobbies axed since the Tories came to power in 2010. Officers have been cut by 14.9 per cent in England and Wales, yet crime rose by nine per cent last year – and violent offenses were up by nearly a fifth. (Link).
Total police as of Sept 2016? 122,859, down 2715, that’s -2.2% (Source ONS).
With a summer of discontent kicking off, that blue line looks mighty thin.
Time to think a little bit harder about personal security and self-defense.