Michael Tomlinson: Our action plan to tackle crime is making Mid Dorset and North Poole a safer place to live

I welcome the news that crime is falling. Latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics show that since 2010 recorded crime in Dorset has fallen by 22%

The Government is following an action plan to tackle crime by:


  • Freeing the police to fight crime by cutting red tape and scrapping unnecessary targets
  • Giving criminals tougher sentences so communities are protected and justice is done
  • Giving the police the powers they need to tackle criminals, using the latest tools and techniques
  • Stopping people from becoming criminals by tackling the root causes of crime
  • Making the police answer to the community to help drive down crime in your  


We want Britain to be an even safer place for everyone who lives here. That’s why we are following an action plan to tackle crime.  Crime measured by the independent Crime Survey has fallen by 25 per cent since 2010. This is the lowest level since the survey began in 1981 (ONS, Crime in England and Wales, period ending September 2014, 22 January 2015.  Thanks to our plan, and the hard work of police officers, recorded crime is down by 22% in Dorset.  Families are safer and more secure.