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Crime statistics show that crime is falling. The police will work to continue to cut crime, but the police can't fight crime alone. They need the support of the public.

The police, and your police and crime commissioner are ultimately answerable to you. Your police and crime commissioner (or Mayor, if you live in London) is responsible for the performance of your police force and they are required to publish information so they can be held to account. You can use the information they provide as well as the tools on this website to see how the police where you live are performing and how they compare to similar forces or areas.

If you have questions about police performance or what they are doing about a particular crime or issue in your area, ask them. You can get in touch with your Neighbourhood Policing Team, attend a local 'beat meeting', email your police and crime commissioner or get involved through a local action group such as Neighbourhood Watch.