Sunday, August 19, 2007

Tough on Crime Statistics

John Denham, the Labour minister was on BBC News 24 this morning facing questions on crime statistics. When pushed and told that the Labour government's mantra had been 'tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime' all he could keep repeating was the fact that overall crime figures had gone down since Labour had come to power. Of course we've been hearing for years how the keeping of statistics has been changing on a regular basis, which confuses the figures. Is that why the number of street robberies in Britain involving knives has more than doubled in the past two years. That's what a report by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies at King's College, London says. Successful muggings involving a knife have soared from 25,500 in 2005 to more than 64,000 in the year to April 2007. Makes you wonder doesn't it?

1 comment:

Sir James Beiggelschwarz said...

Labour are lying dogs, I'm afraid.