Tackling Crime

I will back our police by supporting measures to equip our officers with the powers and tools they need to keep themselves and all of us safe. I will lobby for more support  to tackle rural crime and press for measures to tackle violence against women and girls.


Over 50% of pharmacies in the UK now use the "Ask for Ani" scheme!

A year ago I launched the codeword scheme "Ask For ANI". Now over 50% of all pharmacies across the UK, including Boots, Superdrug and Lincolnshire Co-op Pharmacy have joined the scheme.

In its first year, the scheme has provided emergency support to at least 100 victims.

Announcing the Safer Streets Fund

The aim of the Safer Streets Fund is to stop offenses that blight communities and cause untold suffering to victims from happening in the first place. 

Victoria Atkins on the Domestic Abuse bill

Domestic abuse has no place in our society. It is a crime that is usually hidden behind closed doors but its repercussions can be felt far and wide in society, including skewing the understanding of love and healthy relationships of children affected by domestic abuse. 

Victoria's perspective on the Domestic Abuse Bill

Home should be a place of safety and of love, but for 2 million people it is not. Domestic abuse takes place behind closed doors, turning people’s homes into places of fear, abuse and violence.

Announcing landmark Domestic Abuse Bill

Victoria Atkins, Member of Parliament for Louth & Horncastle and Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, last week introduced landmark legislation to transform the legal response to Domestic Abuse.

Supporting the Scam Awareness Campaign

For two weeks, between June 10 and June 23, Citizens Advice Bureau will run their Scam Awareness Campaign, encouraging people to take action to spot, report and protect themselves against scams.