'Mad' funding cuts to crime prevention projects in East Yorkshire
Crime prevention schemes in East Yorkshire have had annual their Government funding slashed by almost half.
Community safety funds in Hull and the East Riding have received £337,464 in Government grants this year, compared with £663,897 last year.
The Home Office awarded £440,863 to Hull's Citysafe partnership in 2011-12.
This year, that has been cut to £223,034.
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The East Riding's community safety partnership has seen its grant reduced from £226,189 to £114,430.
The figures were revealed by Lord Prescott, the Labour candidate hoping to become the first Humberside police and crime commissioner.
He said: "These cuts are absolute madness and if elected I pledge not only to defend frontline policing but do all I can to protect funding these valuable crime prevention projects."