[Rushtalk] Gun bans as worthless as democrat promises

Carl Spitzer lynux at keepandbeararms.com
Wed Mar 16 08:54:23 MDT 2016


Violent crime rises by 27% after killings hit a five-year high: Surge in
gun and knife attacks blamed for significant increase Surge in gun and
knife attacks has led to a rise in recorded crime in UK Around 4.3m
offences reported - the biggest annual increase in 15 years Murder and
manslaughter shot up 14% to their highest total in five years
Criminologists suggest rising murder rate may be due to ‘cocktail’
factors such as immigration, gang culture and police focusing on other
crimes 

By IAN DRURY HOME AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT FOR THE DAILY MAIL 
PUBLISHED: 20:19 EST, 21 January 2016 

A surge in violence fuelled by gun and knife attacks has led to a
significant rise in recorded crime, official statistics revealed
yesterday. More than 4.3million offences were reported, a rise of 6 per
cent and the biggest annual increase for nearly 15 years. Murder and
manslaughter shot up 14 per cent to their highest total in five years –
up 71 to 574 in the year to last September.

In Britain official statistics reveal that murder and manslaughter rates
fuelled by gun and knife violence have shot up 14 per cent to their
highest total in five years – up 71 to 574 in the year to last September
(file image) Criminologists suggest the rising murder rate could be due
to a ‘cocktail’ of factors, such as immigration, gang culture and police
focusing on other investigations like phone hacking. David Wilson,
professor of criminology at Birmingham City University, said: ‘Because
detective have been put on other tasks, such as investigating child
sexual abuse, there are fewer people to sift local intelligence with the
hope of stopping violence.’

Violent offences, including rape, jumped 27 per cent to more than
885,000 in England and Wales. Attacks in which the victim suffered
injures leapt 16 per cent to nearly 404,000. Crimes involving guns rose
by 4 per cent to 4,994 while those in which a knife or other sharp
weapon was used increased by 9 per cent to 27,487. Attempted murders
involving a knife rose by almost a quarter to 305 and knifepoint rapes
soared by 26 per cent to 341, said the Office for National Statistics.
Reports of sex attacks rose by 36 per cent to a record 99,609 – the
equivalent of 273 rapes and other sexual offences a day.

Violent offences, including rape, jumped 27 per cent to more than
885,000 in England and Wales. Attacks in which the victim suffered
injures leapt 16 per cent to nearly 404,000 (file image) It was one of
the largest annual increases since the National Crime Recording Standard
was introduced in 2003. The ONS said rape reports rose almost 39 per
cent to 33,431, equivalent to 91 a day. Knifepoint rapes were up by 26
per cent to 341.

Some 20,865 of rape victims were women, the rest being men and children.
The crime figures mark a reversal of a long-term drop in crime and are
sure to alarm ministers because experts believe they reflect real
increases rather than better recording by police. On the rise in knife
and gun crime, the ONS said: ‘It is generally thought these categories
are less likely to be influenced by changes in recording practice than
less serious violent crime. ‘Thus the rise is likely to represent a real
change in the downward trend seen in recent years.’ The number of crimes
logged by police is still 20 per cent lower than in 2006-07 under
Labour. Marian Fitzgerald, visiting professor of criminology at the
University of Kent, said soaring violence could be linked to the upturn
in the economy as people are better off and can spend more going out
drinking alcohol.

The ONS said the overall rise was mainly due to victims being ‘more
willing’ to come forward and better police records. Forces reported a
fall in robberies and theft but there was a 3 per cent increase in
shoplifting and a 6 per cent rise in vehicle theft, the third upturn in
a row. Fraud – including credit card and banking offences, plus mail,
phone and online scams – jumped 5 per cent to 604,601.

The picture was complicated by figures from the Crime Survey of England
and Wales, which found a 6 per cent fall in overall crime to 6.6million
incidents, the lowest since 1981. This looks at people’s experiences of
crimes and includes incidents not reported to police. But some, such as
bank and credit card frauds, are left out. Mark Castle, of Victim
Support, said knife crime ‘shatters the lives of so many and more must
be done to educate people about the dangers of carrying knives’.


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