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Robbery and burglary are on the rise across the country, almost doubling in some areas, according to figures that provide the first evidence that the economic downturn is fuelling crime.

Figures obtained by The Independent from police forces across England and Wales show that cases of burglary or robbery rose in 31 of the 43 forces in the final four months of the year in comparison with the same period in 2007. In those 31 areas an extra 5,572 crimes of burglary and robbery were committed in the final months of 2008, compared with the previous year.

Forces such as Greater Manchester, Suffolk, Gloucestershire and Cumbria all saw increases of between 20 and 50 per cent. Lincolnshire police saw the biggest rise, a 97 per cent increase in robbery between September and November – the most recent three-month period collated by the force – compared with the same three-month period the previous year.

Crime figures released by the Home Office next week will show the amount of reported crime between July and September 2008. But The Independent has analysed more recent information, published by individual police forces, which show levels of crime up to the end of December.

More in the link:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-...ve-1418228.html

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Yes, that's interesting, but common sense tells us this, not the papers!

All the successful improved "crime statistics" mean nothing, when we ALL know more people are going to be "on the rob", over the next few years,

and no new laws or Government objectives can change it! They can no more turn back the sea than *****!

Perhaps the Police will be directed towards more real crime, and less bin-crime, or fixed penalty littering offences!

We'll all be doing "crimes" soon, and the best of us, will be elected!

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Yes, that's interesting, but common sense tells us this, not the papers!

All the successful improved "crime statistics" mean nothing, when we ALL know more people are going to be "on the rob", over the next few years,

and no new laws or Government objectives can change it! They can no more turn back the sea than *****!

Perhaps the Police will be directed towards more real crime, and less bin-crime, or fixed penalty littering offences!

We'll all be doing "crimes" soon, and the best of us, will be elected!

Funny the word Canute was blanked out but I spelt it *****, maybe Knut would have been more appropriate!

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ll it always was a 'dur no shit sherlock' news rag.

great for avoiding the real issue. this weekends bailouts.

on monday they will be able to side step the issue with some Gale Force UK headlines etc...

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ll it always was a 'dur no shit sherlock' news rag.

great for avoiding the real issue. this weekends bailouts.

on monday they will be able to side step the issue with some Gale Force UK headlines etc...

I'm not sure which is worse, the Independent or the Guardian. The Independent represents the views of the guilt ridden middle class dream-world liberals, while the Guardian is more of a broadsheet version of The Voice, its core readership being 2nd / 3rd generation 3rd-world immigrants working in the public sector, or BBC luvvies.

In the Pestofest programme on TV recently - I think - the editor of the Guardian, in reference to Peston breaking the story over Northern Rock's situation and thereby "causing" the run on the bank that followed, said that the media had a duty to keep stories like that secret, and made a war-time analogy. So basically if you read the Guardian you are accepting that their top-brass believe you should not read the truth in their paper if it concerns financial institutions going bankrupt.

Yet people mock the Daily Mail :rolleyes:

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"Robbery and burglary are on the rise across the country"

Yup, the banks are planning to steal another £200b from the tax payer as we speak.

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A friend of mine lives in a very nice part of the country (Marlow)

Got his house broken into and some jewelery and computer stuff taken. They spoke to the police and it turns out to be groups of skallys down from Liverpool! 400 mile round trip, nice chance for the pikeys to see how the other half life, rob their sh*t and run home.

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Interesting things, crime stats are. Spotted this one today.

http://www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=920209

"Durban cops seize huge haul of pounds stashed in luxury vehicle

As South Africa claims victory in the war on cash-in-transit (CIT) criminals, the country is being drawn into spiralling heists across the world.

This week, hundreds of thousands of British pounds stolen during a London heist made their way to Durban, stashed under the seat of a luxury Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 vehicle shipped from the UK.

The interception of the shipment, destined finally for Zimbabwe, came after the arrest in London of three men — a Zimbabwean and two Ghanaians.

The attack in London last month involving the trio was one of a staggering 64 in the British capital that month alone. There were 53 in November.

A comparison of cash-in-transit heists in the two countries reveals that:

# There has been a 24% increase in the UK in the past six months;

# There has been a 24% decrease in SA in the past three months;

# There were 308 attacks in London alone last year and some 900 throughout the UK; and

# There were only 256 attacks last year throughout SA."

p-o-p

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I'm not sure which is worse, the Independent or the Guardian. The Independent represents the views of the guilt ridden middle class dream-world liberals, while the Guardian is more of a broadsheet version of The Voice, its core readership being 2nd / 3rd generation 3rd-world immigrants working in the public sector, or BBC luvvies.

In the Pestofest programme on TV recently - I think - the editor of the Guardian, in reference to Peston breaking the story over Northern Rock's situation and thereby "causing" the run on the bank that followed, said that the media had a duty to keep stories like that secret, and made a war-time analogy. So basically if you read the Guardian you are accepting that their top-brass believe you should not read the truth in their paper if it concerns financial institutions going bankrupt.

Yet people mock the Daily Mail :rolleyes:

how about in 2006 when 'the times' didnt know how many millions went into a billion and printed the amount wrongly ?

my dad still buys the daily mirror out of a lifetime habit, but i always now ask him why hes reading about celebrities and big brother and coleen rooney at age 67 ?

there isnt any news, the news is hidden in little 'tit bit' snippetts, which used to house the side stories that were unusual or had a funny twist. now they put the news in the little side stories and put posh's new haircut on the front page.

thats a newspaper is it ?

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