Liz Truss vows a police officer will visit every domestic burglary victim in person in crime shake-up if elected PM

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LIZ Truss is launching a new “back to basics” crime strategy which will guarantee a police officer visits every domestic burglary victim in person.

The Tory leadership contender is vowing to cut serious offences by 20 per cent by the next election in 2024.

Liz Truss is launching a new ‘back to basics’ crime strategy to cut neighbourhood offences

The Tory leadership contender wants cops to spend less time on woke courses and more time pounding the streets and catching real-world criminals

She wants coppers to spend less time on woke courses or policing Twitter spats and more time pounding the streets and catching real criminals.

Ms Truss said: “People across our country want criminals locked up, and crime prevented, so they feel safe on their streets.”

The Foreign Secretary added: “It’s time for the police to get back to basics and spend their time investigating real crimes, not Twitter rows and hurt feelings.”

Her radical overhaul will see:

  • Police league tables introduced to see how forces compare on tackling serious crime
  • Targets to slash rates of murder, burglary and serious violence by 20 per cent
  • Forces told a police officer must attend every domestic burglary in person
  • A crackdown on woke training which focuses on identity politics
  • A commitment to recruit 20,000 police officers

Team Truss say the radical overhaul will restore confidence in policing and slash crime.

Police forces who are committed to sending an officer to every burglary – including Greater Manchester and Beds – say it slashes offending rates.

Liz also wants to bring in a new code of practice to curb police probes into “non crime hate incidents” and get officers back policing the streets instead.

A campaign source said: “Burglars, thugs, and murderers should expect to be taken off our streets and thrown behind bars but it’s unfortunate that some chief constables are not cracking down as hard as they should be.

“Liz will hold their feet to the fire, and these newly published statistics will help the public do the same.”

But Rishi Sunak tore into his rival’s plans.

A campaign spokesperson said: “The real way to get crime down is more police on the streets, which is why Rishi Sunak has prioritised funding to get these 20,000 new officers by the next General Election.”