"Foreign nationals take longer and cost more for police forces to process than British citizens. Rapid immigration has led to funding shortfalls in some force areas."More worryingly was the Select Committees finding that they
"found it difficult to assess whether the service has the capacity to respond to a major terrorist attack or manage large-scale events such as the Olympics".So we have a police service that is overstretched, underfunded and might not be able to cope with the massive influx of people at the Olympics and the threat that such an event will bring in terms of terrorism.
No doubt the Government will reel out the tractor statistcis on how they've put more police on the streets and that crime is going down. However, as is clear, ther tractor stats have a tendency towards having hidden truths.