FOUR in 10 voters believe police care more about getting woken up than solving crimes.
And 69 percent believe officers have given up on catching burglars and shoplifters.
The results of a survey by the think tank More In Common show the extent of anger towards the police.
About 52 percent feel that antisocial behavior is not treated seriously enough. Only five percent find it taken too seriously.
More in Common surveyed 4,500 voters. Spokesman Luke Tryl said: “When it comes to anti-social behavior, vandalism and graffiti, the public thinks the police just stopped trying.”
“If the government is serious about stepping up, then they urgently need to shift police attention away from trendy initiatives and directly to tackling low-level crime in our communities.”
The findings were echoed by disgruntled Brits in a series of focus groups with the think tank.
Majid, from Stoke-on-Trent, said thugs smashed his car – but when he called the police he was fobbed off with a series of “excuses”.
He raged: “When I called the police they said they would come in three hours but then didn’t come. They said, ‘Oh, we’re understaffed. We can not do anything.”
Tracey, from Rother Valley, said: “Councils can’t keep the glass off the ground in playgrounds now.”
Both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have vowed to crack down on crime if they become prime ministers.
Ms Truss has vowed to introduce police rankings and force cops to take burglaries more seriously.
Mr Sunak has promised to increase prison sentences for repeat offenders.
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