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Q A: What are the political parties saying about crime during the election?

Crime and policing continue to be key battlegrounds in this year s General Election.In the manifestos, there are many recurring themes among the series of pledges to crack down on criminals and boost services, although several are scant on detail and vague on funding sources.Conservatives:The Conservatives are empowering police officers to use enhanced stop and search methods, to help crack down on violent crime. #ITVDebatepic.twitter.com/qUv9f1OXI5 Conservatives (@Conservatives) December 1, 2019 Recruit 20,000 police officers over the next three years to replace those lost amid budget cuts since 2010. Give more police Tasers and body cameras. Establish a police covenant recognising the responsibility and risks officers take and introducing a code of ethics. Give police and crime commissioners a bigger role and make them more accountable. Set up a National Crime Laboratory and a National Cyber Crime Force, although it is not clear what functions these would fulfil.Prime Minister Boris Johnson meeting police officers (Yui Mok/PA) Immediately arrest knife wielding offenders, charge within 24 hours and see them appear in court within a week. Hand violence reduction units 35 million next year to fund preventative work. 500 million for youth services in a bid to cut youth offending. Give police powers to tackle illegal traveller camps. Strengthen the National Crime Agency (NCA) to tackle serious and organised crime. Labour:Conservatives fail to deliver. The Tories have cut 3.6 billion in funding for the police since 2010. Since 2010, they ve cut more than 20,000 police. Vote Labour to give our police the resources they need to keep people safe. Vote for #RealChange, not more of the same. pic.twitter.com/6OjV0JPFMf The Labour Party (@UKLabour) December 7, 2019 Recruiting 22,000 more frontline police officers 2,000 more than the Conservatives. Expand 18 Violence Reduction Units with an average of 20 more officers each, in police forces tackling the highest rates of violent gang crime. Focus on neighbourhood policing, PCSOs and police staff. Reforms to police funding. Better police training on domestic abuse. Eliminate institutional biases against BAME communities in the use of stop and search. Guarantee young people s access to youth workers. Review the role and remit of the National Cyber Security Centre and the NCA.Liberal Democrats:We need a holistic approach to tackling crime across the UK. #C4DebateFind out more about our plan for a #BrighterFuture https://t.co/toEdnpwrbepic.twitter.com/Qig2oYnYdD Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) December 8, 2019 Extra 1 billion a year for neighbourhood policing to recruit 20,000 more police officers. Immediate 2% pay rise for serving police officers. A 500 million ring-fenced investment in youth services to tackle knife crime. Prevent youth violence by making services for young people a statutory provision. Hour target for transferring people in mental health crisis from police to health services. More mental health training for police. More resources for the NCA to tackle serious and organised crime, modern slavery and human trafficking. Form an online crime agency to deal with illegal internet content and activity like revenge porn and incitement to violence on social media. End the disproportionate use of stop and search. Expand the number of refuges and rape crisis centres to meet demand as well as grants for victim support services and a national helpline. Make councils responsible for housing and supporting domestic abuse victims. Scrap police and crime commissioners and replace with police boards made up of councillors. Maintaining access to Europol, the European Arrest Warrant and shared police databases by stopping Brexit.Green:Green candidate Caroline Lucas (Stefan Rousseau/PA) Invest in youth services and centres, to help turn at-risk children away from crime. Set up specialist programmes provided through youth centres to end knife crime once and for all . Tackle the underlying causes of crime more effectively than CCTV cameras, stop and search or draconian sentencing can ever do. Focus on prevention of crime with community-based policing. Establish community liaison and equality officers and put more police on the beat .Brexit:We will ensure Police focus on keeping our streets safe rather than wasting valuable time policing social media comments. pic.twitter.com/g9K6aQUpdF The Brexit Party (@brexitparty_uk) December 7, 2019 Have move visible policing but increasing police numbers. Focus on combating violent crime, robbery and burglary. 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