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Violent crime punishment row

Police forces are dealing with up to 14% of violent crimes against the person through "community resolutions", as police cuts bites and the number of officers falls, Labour party research has found.

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Violent crimes 'resolved with community resolutions'

Police forces are dealing with up to 14% of violent crimes against the person through "community resolutions", as police cuts bites and the number of officers falls, Labour party research has found.

Community resolutions: Where criminals apologise to victims Credit: Dave Cheskin/PA Wire

Community resolutions, where criminals apologise to victims, are being used to deal with serious offences including domestic violence and knife crime, a Labour Freedom of Information request found.

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