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Cuts prevent us investigating 60% of crimes says Greater Manchester police chief 

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said that the force needed to prioritise crimes

One of Britain’s largest police forces is regularly abandoning investigations into thefts and break-ins as officers struggle to handle caseloads, the chief constable has admitted.

Ian Hopkins, the chief constable of Greater Manchester, said that the force was “screening out” about 60 per cent of reported crimes because of budget constraints.

Mr Hopkins said that the force had increasingly been giving priority to dealing with violent crime and other more serious cases and had no choice but to drop lower-level investigations, including those into bike thefts and vehicle and shed break-ins.

For the full article please see https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cuts-prevent-us-investigating-60-of-crimes-says-greater-manchester

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