Sunday, July 12, 2009

Britain most violent country in Europe

So much for the image of peaceful, formerly Great Britain:
Britain's violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed.

Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa - widely considered one of the world's most dangerous countries.
In the decade following the party's election in 1997, the number of recorded violent attacks soared by 77 per cent to 1.158million - or more than two every minute.

The figures, compiled from reports released by the European Commission and United Nations, also show:

* The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU.

* It has a higher homicide rate than most of our western European neighbours, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

* The UK has the fifth highest robbery rate in the EU.

* It has the fourth highest burglary rate and the highest absolute number of burglaries in the EU, with double the number of offences than recorded in Germany and France.

But it is the naming of Britain as the most violent country in the EU that is most shocking. The analysis is based on the number of crimes per 100,000 residents.

In the UK, there are 2,034 offences per 100,000 people, way ahead of second-placed Austria with a rate of 1,677.

(Credit: UK Daily Mail)

The U.S. has a violence rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, Canada 935, Australia 92 and South Africa 1,609. ...

Article here. It's a good thing they banned guns in 1997, huh? There's nothing like a gun ban to increase violent crime because, hey, gun bans don't apply to violent criminals.

And you can bet the BritGov has been trying to fudge the crime numbers as best they can by underreporting (not taking or discouraging crime victim reports) and misclassifying or reclassifying crimes and their severities, etc. Do a search and you'll find reported examples of this type of manipulation. And still the Brits' crime rate is the highest in Europe.

Guess what the bans on guns and knives have achieved? Answer: Crimes committed with guns and knives have skyrocketed. Of course, this will come as no news to residents of such urban utopias hellholes as Washington, D.C., or Chicago, where the same failed policies have resulted in the same failed results. Both D.C. and Chicago are perennial favorites for murder capital of the United States.

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