Best Party On Key Issues: Crime/Law & Order

Q I am going to read out a list of problems facing Britain today. I would like you to tell me whether you think the Conservative party, the Labour party or the Liberal Democrats has the best policies on each problem.

Q I am going to read out a list of problems facing Britain today. I would like you to tell me whether you think the Conservative party, the Labour party or the Liberal Democrats has the best policies on each problem. Base: c. 1,000-2,000 GB adults aged 18+

Base: All mentioning issue as important

  Con Lab Lib Dem None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Law & order"
21-24 July 1995 25 33 4 38 +8
22-25 March 1996 31 34 7 27 +3
23-28 July 1996 32 28 4 36 -4
21-24 February 1997 33 32 6 29 -1
8 April 1997 32 30 6 32 -2
21-24 May 1998 22 41 5 31 +19
23-26 July 1999 28 33 6 31 +5
20-25 January 2000 26 33 5 34 +7
20-24 July 2000 38 24 5 32 -14
15-20 February 2001 32 32 4 31 0
11-16 September 2003 31 22 7 39 -9
10 - 14 September 2004 35 22 6 34 -13
17-21 February 2005 40 22 6 31 -18
7-11 April 2005 40 24 6 29 -16
"Crime and anti-social behaviour"
7-11 April 2005 37 28 4 30 -9
31 August - 6 September 2006 28 21 10 40 -7
20-26 September 2007 27 19 5 48 -8
15-17 August 2008* 39 17 7 28 -22
19-22 March 2010 45 14 7 28 -31

* "None" was not recorded as a separate category in August 2008

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem† None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Law & order"
25-26 October 1977** 40 24 2 33 -16
12-13 April 1978 41 21 2 31 -20
14 August 1978** 42 24 2 31 -18
4-6 April 1979 49 19 2 30 -30
17-19 April 1979 52 22 2 24 -30
24-26 April 1979 54 22 3 21 -32
4-6 May 1979 58 19 3 20 -39
10-17 April 1980 53 19 2 26 -34
August 1982 45 14 6 35 -31
21-25 April 1983 47 14 8 32 -33
17-18 May 1983 50 16 8 26 -34
24-25 May 1983 49 18 9 24 -31
1-3 June 1983 50 19 11 20 -31
June 1983 41 17 11 29 -24
28 October 1985 45 19 9 27 -26
3-4 November 1986 47 21 7 25 -26
12-14 May 1987 45 18 11 26 -27
20-21 May 1987 42 22 12 23 -20
27-28 May 1987 43 25 15 17 -18
3-4 June 1987 43 25 15 17 -18
September 1987 50 14 4 32 -36
March 1988 50 15 4 31 -35
21-24 June 1991 42 17 6 35 -25
20-24 September 1991 37 24 8 29 -13
18-21 October 1991 36 23 5 36 -13
17-21 January 1992 39 19 6 35 -20
11-12 March 1992 40 24 6 30 -16
16 March 1992 40 24 5 31 -16
23 March 1992 36 22 7 34 -14
30 March 1992 40 26 8 26 -14
15-20 September 1993 23 21 11 45 -2
19-23 May 1994 26 31 11 31 +5
15-19 September 1994 15 25 5 53 +10
21-24 July 1995 23 29 4 42 +6
22-25 March 1996 28 30 6 35 +2
23-28 July 1996 29 25 5 41 -4
21-24 February 1997 30 28 5 35 -2
8 April 1997 28 29 5 36 +1
21-24 May 1998 18 37 4 41 +19
23-26 July 1999 22 34 6 36 +12
20-25 January 2000 22 31 5 40 +9
20-24 July 2000 31 25 5 38 -6
15-20 February 2001 26 30 5 38 +4
21-26 February 2002 24 31 8 37 +7
11-16 September 2003 25 23 7 44 -2
10-14 September 2004 25 22 6 44 -3
17-21 February 2005 40 22 6 22 -18
7-11 April 2005 32 25 7 35 -7
"Crime and anti-social behaviour"          
7-11 April 2005 31 27 6 35 -4
31 August - 6 September 2006 25 21 8 45 -4
20-26 September 2007 23 19 5 50 -4
15-17 August 2008** 38 19 8 30 -19
25-27 September 2009 31 20 9 36 -11
19-22 March 2010 33 23 8 37 -10
 15-17 September 2012 32  22  35  -10 

**"None" was not recorded as a separate option in this survey † Liberal to 1980, Liberal-SDP Alliance 1982-7

2013 onwards

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem  UKIP  Other None  Don't know Lab Lead
  % % %  % % %
"Crime and anti-social behaviour"
7-9 September 2013 31 19 6 11 25  -12
 6-9 September 2014 32 19 4 4 6  11  25 -13
 12-15 April 2015 28 21 5 3 6 8 28 -7

 

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