The number of violent crimes in the UK went up dramatically, and they tracked cyber-crimes for the first time, which is why the number “doubled.” Violence surges as crime totals double
That 100% rise in crime falls under lies, in the “Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics” spectrum. Last year they didn’t count cyber crime. This year they did.
Still violent crime is up substantially in the UK. Though there are folks arguing it just that the books were cooked in the past…
The Metropolitan Police, the country’s largest force, signalled a 24 per cent leap in violence, the largest increase in the country in terms of numbers, with an extra 32,000 crimes bringing the total to 168,000.
Other jurisdictions saw larger increases, but this is the London statistic. A large increase for such a large population.
Sex crimes numbers are up, mostly because the UK is doing a better job of prosecuting such crimes. It wasn’t that long ago that police basically said “she deserved it” and refused to do anything. Not many victims are going to come forward under those circumstances.
Even accounting for some cooking of the books, the numbers in the UK are not good.