Quick Guide: Law and order
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Crime rate

Violent crime

Policing

Drugs

ASBOs

Prisons

Drugs

Labour is reviewing its decision to reclassify cannabis as a less dangerous Class C drug in 2004.

The idea was to free up police time to pursue hard drugs and drug dealers, instead of arresting people who use small amounts.

The Conservatives say the move caused confusion among the public and will reverse the decision.

The Liberal Democrats have a long-term goal of legalising cannabis and ending imprisonment for personal use of any illegal drug.