81% of burglary cases go unsolved in Sutton as Lib Dems call for police response guarantee

28 May 2024
Bobby Police
  • Liberal Democrat election candidate Bobby Dean warns “Too many families now feel unsafe in their own homes”
  • 81% of burglary cases went unsolved in Sutton in 2023, above the national average
  • Lib Dems will call for a Burglary Response Guarantee in their manifesto to ensure all domestic burglaries are attended by a police officer and properly investigated

Today Sutton Liberal Democrats announced their plans for a Burglary Response Guarantee as new data uncovered by the party reveals the shocking scale of unsolved burglaries in local areas across England and Wales.

81% of burglaries went unsolved in Sutton in 2023, higher than the national average of 76%. Out of 864 cases in the borough, 696 had their investigation completed with no suspect identified. 

The figures were compiled from a series of Freedom of Information requests by the Liberal Democrats, which broke down unsolved burglaries data by local area.

It comes as Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey has announced his plans to include a Burglary Response Guarantee in his party’s manifesto. The party’s proposals would ensure that all domestic burglaries are attended by the police and properly investigated. 

Commenting, Bobby Dean, Liberal Democrat candidate for Carshalton and Wallington said: 

“Too many families in Sutton now feel unsafe in their own homes because this Conservative Government has decimated frontline policing for too long.

“Victims are being denied justice because Conservative ministers can’t even get the basics right on solving crime. The Liberal Democrats will deliver a Burglary Response Guarantee, to ensure all home burglaries are attended by the police and properly investigated.

“People are sick of seeing their local communities plagued by crime. This election is our chance to turn a corner and make our streets safer.”

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