Concerned (Private) Landlord - You need to learn to read!
I dont blame this on cuts at all (so please re-read my comments above) - I blamed the Police and with justification. At least 88 times these crimes were reported to the Police yet they did nothing!!
The Police doing nothing with regard to crime is the typical response to social tenants as the Police have an attitude of passing the buck to social landlords.
social landlords have far GREATER responsibilities placed on tenants than private landlords such as you and social landlords have far GREATER responsibilities placed on them by legislation and their (naive) willingness to play a far greater role in addressing ASB (a role private landlords dont have!)
The actions of criminals affect social tenants far more because unlike private tenants and owner occupiers the Police dont act and leave this to the social landlord. Even when there are 88 reports of crimes going to Police as in this case.
Read my post again and I dont just sympathise with the vivtim and his family, I say where the blame lays for this outrageous set of circumstances that led to his death - and that blame lies not with cuts but squarely with the Police passing the buck as they always do