It's still falling, just London has overtaken New York in murders, which is a little worrying. We're safe from people making jokes on the internet, so swings and roundabouts.Crime has been consistently falling since the mid 1990s, though I've not seen the latest figures - are there any?
New Yorks murder rate is over double London's this year. There was an early year anomoly but its way down again.It's still falling, just London has overtaken New York in murders, which is a little worrying. We're safe from people making jokes on the internet, so swings and roundabouts.
Biggest pile of shit I have ever read on here, and by fuck the bar for that has consistently been set high.
You are right, the police are to blame for budget cuts equalling the loss of 20,000 police officers. To put that into context northumbria police 10 or so years ago had about 4,500 officers in the entire force. 20k would be like doing away with northumbria, greater manchester, merseyside and west midlands, and you would still be a couple of hundred short.
In fairness like - both the Police and Government of the day are to blame.
The Government have cut too much. But the Police could do more with the money they are given.
It is also making life easier for criminals, cyber crime is the fastest rising crime group.Great point from the OP
Like every other walk of life, technology is making life easier
Funnily enough I'm working at a house for a retired copper. He finished early, saying the exact same thing. He says they have full teams just sitting at HQ trolling through twitter facey and the like looking for "hate crimes". He said the world's gone mad and they couldn't give a fuck about owt elseCall someone and a puff and the full might of the police force will be upon you. Victim of a crime,theft,assault or burglary. Here's a crime number.