I know 2008 is the capital of culture year but to suggest that crime is down for July to September 2007 and show 7,029 fewer crimes than the same time in 2006 is somewhat dressing over the problems.
The figures released by the Home Office are for July to September 2007 and show 7,029 fewer crimes than the same time in 2006.The report does not include gun or knife crime....Does not include gun or knife crime??,I wonder why!!
An important consideration here is to remember that most crime goes unreported because the majority of police frankly are useless and most do not like the paperwork involved sorting out a complaint.Also a factor is that "on the spot fines" which is a money making racket for the police and councils are used to cover up the true figures.