Coppers 3/5

9:00pm Monday, November 15 on C4

This week the series follows the police responding to emergency calls and reveals the incredible things people choose to call 999 about: from mobile phones running out of credit to arguments about whose turn it is to have a go on the Nintendo Wii… While recorded crime has dropped by a third over the last 15 years, emergency calls to the police have risen by 50 per cent. Kent constabulary receive a quarter of a million 999 calls every year, with 80% classed as non-emergencies and many seen as “nuisance calls”. Police officers are spending much of their time acting as counselors, settling petty squabbles and relationship problems.

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