Friday, July 21, 2006

UK Street Crime Up 8%

Telegraph | News | Rise in muggings embarrasses Reid So much for Labour getting crime under control.
The latest crime figures showed an eight per cent increase in muggings, in particular in the towns and cities targeted just a few years ago by Tony Blair's 'street crime initiative'.

In the 12 months to March this year, police recorded 98,200 robberies, compared to 90,700 in 2004-05. This included a 10 per cent increase in muggings at gunpoint.
I thought guns were banned in the UK. How can gun crime be getting worse?

If you use the British Crime Survey as a data source the picture is much worse.
It shows a 22 per cent rise in robberies.
As I noted before, the British don't believe anything will be done, so they do not report many crimes.

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