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Image caption More than half the crimes reported to Greater Manchester Police are 'screened out'. About 60% of crimes reported to one of the UK's largest police forces are not fully investigated because of a lack of resources, its chief constable said. Greater Manchester Police's Ian Hopkins said budget cuts mean officers have to prioritise more ruthlessly than ever. He said about 600 offences a day, such as thefts from vehicles, were being "screened out" and not pursued because "we don't have enough officers". The Home Office said it was "committed" to ensuring forces have enough funding. The number of frontline police officers across England and Wales has fallen over the past decade, while violent crime is rising . Full story

23 April

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