Friday afternoon news broke that a 34-year-old man has been arrested by armed police in Worthing
The man later was named as Matthew Daley, of St Elmo Road, Worthing; he has since been charged with murder and possession of a knife in a public place.
In June the Mail Online reported "Dramatic rise in knife crime is down to a fall in stop and search, says Met chief Hogan-Howe." Knife crime rose by 25% last year and Howe blames it on the relaxation of stop and search powers by police.
The ONS, office for national statistics, released the official figures Thursday which BBC News reports show:
Police funding from government has been cut and forces across the country face a series of further budget reductions in the coming years. In some areas councils have stepped in and increased the proportion of council tax it gives to policing but with all public sector services stretched to the limit that will not be easy in some urban areas.
Figures in March showed some PCCs, Police and Crime Commissioners, had already produced forecasts of budget cuts to 2019, others until 2020, including:
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