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London Assembly Labour Police and Crime spokesperson, Joanne McCartney AM, said:
"Crime has fallen but certain types of crime like Domestic Violence, Gross Bodily Harm and Theft from a Person are rising. It is more important than ever that we maintain the police presence on our streets and make them safer.
"The Mayor is desperately scrabbling around trying to make it look like he's not cutting the front line but the facts don't lie. If he put as much effort into getting a good deal from government as he does rearranging the deck chairs, then maybe we wouldn't be in this mess."
The Metropolitan Police is facing a shortfall in funding following Government cuts, according to a report from the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime.
The reports from MPOAC states: "The expected profile of Police Officer FTEs (Full Time Equivalents) during the year indicates a reduction in senior ranks, offset by an increase in Constables, however this movement in rank mix will not be sufficient to match the budgeted plan."