Matt Z wrote:
What about other violent crimes?
All downward trends Matt according to the data from the Home Office. There may be a few peeks and troughs but the overall trend is down. Violence against a person accounted for over a million reported crimes 8 years ago, that figure is at 760,000 now. Reported sexual offences is down over the same period, nearly 10,000 less. Robbery is down by 25,000. Burglary down by 300,000. Offences against vehicles has halved. Criminal damage and fraud/forgery offences have halved. Drug offences are up.
It's interesting that the number of recorded offences over the last 10 years has fallen dramatically, yet in survey's which record peoples 'perception of crime' it's the reverse. People think crime is worse and that the streets here in the UK are more dangerous than they used to be, when in fact it's the opposite.