The latest crime figures in the UK are out and show that crime has continued to fall, reaching a record low:
The risk of being a victim of crime, at 25 per cent, is the lowest recorded by the BCS since it began in 1981.
The BCS recorded an 11% drop in overall crime, a 10% drop in burglaries, a 14% drop in car thefts and a 9% drop in violent crime.
Police recorded crime figures show a 6% drop in crime, a 2% drop in murder, a 23% drop in burglaries, a 17% drop in car thefts and a 7% increase in violent crime. The increase in recorded violent crime is likely due to improved recording rather than an increase in crime.
As for firearms crime, overall firearms crime have been stable, with an increase of less than 1%. Handgun crimes continued to fall, decreasing by 7%. The reason that firearms crimes did not also decrease was because there was an increase in crimes committed with imitation weapons. Firearms homicides fell 16% to 68, and firearms robberies fell by 14%.
ALPHECCA REPORTS that gun crime is up in gun-free Britain.