HOW can we call ourselves a civilised nation when daily we read of killings and robberies?
We have a police service who are more interested in detecting coronavirus offenders than arresting shoplifters.
Stabbings are now so commonplace that they barely rate more than one mention in the media.
Burglaries are recorded but the detection rate is very low compared with years ago.
Police foot patrols are a rarity, so how are officers supposed to connect with the public?
Country bobbies are a thing in the distant past, but rural thefts of animals and equipment are a flourishing business for the criminals. Flytipping clearances cost councils millions.
The lack of visible police numbers plays a huge part in the current out of control crime figures.
From: Henry Cobden, Ilkley.
I WORRY at the extent to which Covid is preventing the police from dealing with common crimes. If thefts, burglaries and robberies are not investigated, it is only going to encourage criminality and punish law-abiding citizens.
I can’t see how the police can deal with both crime and enforcing the lockdown effectively to make a difference.