Will Forster

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74% of burglary cases go unsolved in Woking as Lib Dems call for police response guarantee

by willforster on 28 May, 2024

Today, the Liberal Democrats will confirm our plans for a Burglary Response Guarantee as new data uncovered by the party reveals the shocking scale of unsolved burglaries in local areas across England and Wales.

The figures were compiled from a series of Freedom of Information requests by the Lib Dems, which have broken down unsolved burglaries data by local area.

The number of burglaries that went unsolved in Woking in 2023 was 74%. Of the 281 cases, 207 had their investigation completed with no suspect identified.

Nationally, official government figures show that nearly 76% of burglaries went unsolved in 2023.

It comes as Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey has announced his plans to include a Burglary Response Guarantee in his party’s manifesto. The party’s proposals would ensure that all domestic burglaries are attended by the police and properly investigated.

Too many families in Woking now feel unsafe in their own homes because this Conservative Government has decimated frontline policing for too long.

Victims are being denied justice because Conservative Ministers cannot even get the basics right on solving crime. That is why the Lib Dems would deliver a Burglary Response Guarantee, to ensure all home burglaries are attended by the police and properly investigated.

People are sick of seeing their local communities plagued by crime and just want this appalling Conservative Government to be kicked out of office.

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