Theft: Livestock:Written question - 52263

Q
Asked by Scott Mann
(North Cornwall)
Asked on: 01 June 2020
Home Office
Theft: Livestock
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to reduce incidences of livestock theft from farmers in Cornwall.
A
Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 09 June 2020

The Government is clear that livestock theft should be reported to the police so that is can be investigated appropriately. To ensure that Police Forces have the resources they need to deal with these crimes when they do occur, the Government has committed to increasing the number of police officers by 20,000 over the next three years. Up to 6,000 additional officers are to be recruited by the end of the financial year. The deployment of these additional officers will be a matter for the chief officer of police and the regional police and crime commissioner.

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