By Joe Hitchcock
Campaigning around the general election was dominated by three topics; the NHS, the economy and immigration. But where was crime? In April 2010 Crime was third in the list of the most important issues facing Britain. By April 2015, our data showed it had dropped to 11th and the number of us in Britain thinking it is an important issue had halved. Crime was mentioned by just ten per cent of people, the lowest percentage since October 1992.
Ipsos MORI’s Winter 2014 MPs’ survey showed that just 14% of MPs said crime/law and order was the subject they receive the most letters about in their post bag. This compares to 64% who identified the NHS - the same proportion as noted correspondence on housing or benefits. In fact, crime-related issues came 24th in the list, continuing its diminishing share of MPs’ postbags since the coalition government came to power in May 2010.
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