An analysis of total recorded crime figures before 1998 also suggests that England and Wales have moved sharply up the league table since Labour came to power in 1997. Crimes fell from 5.5 million in 1993 to 4.5 million in 1997. By 1999, total crimes had risen again to 5.3 million.Banning guns and reducing penalties for crimes such as burglary has not made people in UK safer, nor made the UK a better place to live; it has turned the Brits into prisoners in their own homes. This data is from 2000; things have not improved since then.
It seems crazy to me that Tories are trying to run an election based on economics, when they should be running a "get tough on crime" campaign. The Labour government maintains that they have "crime under control." I wonder what they would consider out-of-control? The British are not happy of course, and want a change.
A majority of Londoners want the right to use "unreasonable" force against burglars.[h/t KABA]