Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Britain's Culture of Crime

Ministers 'covered up' gun crime - Times Online So who knows how bad crime (and gun crime) are in the UK? No one outside the Home Office. They have been telling people and the PM has been telling people that crime is under control and violent crime is shrinking.
THE government was accused yesterday of covering up the full extent of the gun crime epidemic sweeping Britain, after official figures showed that gun-related killings and injuries had risen more than fourfold since 1998.

The Home Office figures - which exclude crimes involving air weapons - show the number of deaths and injuries caused by gun attacks in England and Wales soared from 864 in 1998-99 to 3,821 in 2005-06. That means that more than 10 people are injured or killed in a gun attack every day.
Good thing they outlawed guns.

Of course the ban on handguns and the requirement to keep long guns disassembled is only part of the problem. The other part of the problem is that the average citizen in the UK is prevented from doing anything to defend themselves against crime under penalty of prison.

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