After sustained period of cuts, the APCC fears funding shortfall may lead to rise in crime, hurting police and state legitimacy

Police forces in England and Wales will need nearly £1.3bn extra between 2018 and 2020 to tackle crime, police and crime commissioners have said.

They attributed the need for more funding to the increasing quantity and complexity of crimes being committed, as well as the threat posed by terrorism. The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APPC) said an extra £440m would be required in 2018-19 and £845m more in the following financial year.

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