“The best crime prevention is increased opportunity and reduced poverty. That’s the best way to reduce crime. So there needs to be substantial funding into the infrastructure of our inner cities and our more deprived areas. Why do people get involved in crime and serious crime? It’s because the opportunities to make money elsewhere aren’t there for them." - Retiring chief constable of Merseyside police, Andy Cooke.
Tackle poverty and inequality to reduce crime, says police chief | Police | The Guardian
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