Fresh new statistics for the year ending in September 2018 have shown a brutal increase in crime associated with violence, the crime-wave does not look like it will stop anytime soon. 

 

 

The statistics from the Office for National Statistics conclude a spike in crimes involving robbery by 17%, a further 14% swell for murder, and a 15% spike in people being taken to hospital for attacks which involve a sharp object. 

 

 

Also recorded in the figures was a 10% taking a vehicle without the owners prior content and also a 8% spike in crimes which involve a bladed article or sharp object.  

 

 

An Office for National Statistics Centre for Crime and Justice representative, Helen Ross, declared:  “Burglary, shoplifting and computer misuse are decreasing but others, such as vehicle offences and robbery are rising.”

 

 

“We have also seen increases in some types of ‘lower-volume, high-harm’ violence including offences involving knives or sharp instruments.”

 

 

Admittedly not all crime is increasing at these levels, but crime which involves violence continues to rise seemingly unabated. The UK needs more bobbies on the beat, a continued increase in stop and search powers, longer custodial sentences for violent crime and programmes that have proven track records of decrease re-offending rates. 

 

 

 

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