Crime has fallen to an all-time low since the Liberal Democrats entered government. But our work has only just begun: we are focusing on what works to cut crime, protect victims and save money. For too long, the other parties talked tough but made no difference: that’s because simply locking more people up in prison is expensive and will not cut crime.
We will roll out this evidence-based, ‘what works’ approach across the whole criminal justice system. We will tackle the long term causes of crime like drug and alcohol addiction or mental health problems. And when people report crimes we will make sure the police take them seriously and take action to catch the criminals.