Fewer Armed Police, More Violent Crime
The number of firearms officers working in areas where gun crime is soaring has fallen sharply, figures released reveal.
And despite a steep overall rise in firearms-related offences, the total number of weapons-trained officers has dropped.
In gun crime 'hotspots' such as Liverpool and Nottingham there are around 40 per cent fewer armed officers.
The stark contrast between rising gun crime and falling numbers of armed police was highlighted in statistics released by the Home Office in response to Tory parliamentary questions.
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