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Cleveland PCC says funding formula for money for violent crime is flawed

Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner has urged the Home Office to rethink its funding to cut violent crime. Barry Coppinger questioned the use of hospital admission data to decide which forces receive money for Violence Reduction Units.

Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger

Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger

Date - 25th June 2020
By - Chloe Livadeas
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The OPCC said that despite having the third highest violent crime rate in the country, Cleveland has “repeatedly missed out on funding to tackle the issue”. They blame the government’s reliance on hospital admission figures rather...
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