Police need to stop spending money on painting rainbows over cop cars and start spending it on solving crime, says Dan Wootton

We all know the streets are becoming more lawless and the threat of crime darkening our own lives feels more real than ever before

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Most of us have also realised that, given the dire circumstances, the increasingly woke police have got their priorities oh so wrong.

I have huge respect for the police on the whole, many of my family members have worked for them, and I’m well aware of the pressure they are under.

But I also know what it’s like to be a crime victim in modern Britain.

Three times now I’ve been mugged in Sadiq Khan’s lawless London.

Look, I’m a big bloke – I wasn’t under the threat of violence. The hood rats just wanted my phone.

But I felt a pure rage running through me, along with a feeling of violation and helplessness to be honest.

That helplessness largely comes from the cruel reality that in modern Britain the chances of getting your crime solved are close to non-existent.

That has been backed up today by a damning new report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary that concludes burglary victims are being let down by the police, with officers “missing opportunities” to catch suspects from the moment crimes are reported.

Figures from the Home Office reveal that just 3.7 percent of burglaries, 4.2 percent of thefts and 6.6 percent of robberies result in a charge.

So I fully support the Chief Inspector of Constabulary Andy Cooke who made headlines today by saying these are “not minor crimes” and they “strike at the heart of how safe people feel in their own homes and communities”.

Cooke has now ordered a “back-to-basics” approach, including visiting the victims of burglary in person and correct crime-scene management practice.

I fully endorse that.

Stop investigating tweets by Laurence Fox and start investigating CCTV of muggings.

Stop dancing with the Extinction Rebellion eco-terrorists and start infiltrating the dangerous environmental organisations planning waves of crime from October.

Stop spending money on painting rainbows over cop cars and start spending it on solving burglaries instead.