Police take longer to respond to 999 calls as spending cuts bite – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2013 in budgets, delay, news, police, statistics by sally

“Police are taking up to 30% longer than two years ago to react to 999 calls in parts of the country, with forces blaming deep spending cuts. Vital minutes have been added to the time it takes for a squad car to arrive at an accident or crime scene, an investigation can reveal.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk