Knife crime: Cressida Dick says violent crime rise linked to policing numbers

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BBC News—Met Police chief Cressida Dick's comments come after the PM insisted there was "no direct correlation".

No link between knife crime and police cuts, says Theresa May. Met police say they cannot ‘magic officers out of thin air’ to deal with rise in stabbings Theresa May has dismissed claims that an increase in police numbers will help solve knife crime, insisting that there is “no direct correlation” between the two. Speaking after a spate of knife violence, the prime minister said on Monday that she would tackle the root causes of the crisis. However, as police officers and politicians called for more help to deal with the violence, May said it was not a...