A massive increase in violent crime ober the last 12 months was revelaed in the Police Stats today.
Violent Crime is up 10.2%, with grievous assaults up 19% and sexual attacks up 10%. Burglaries up also up 11%.
The level of violent crime stayed constant from 1997 (40,072) to 2000 (40,090). Over the next five years it increased to 45,941 and in this one year has increased almost as much as the previous eight years to 50,644.
Yes that’s right – almost as big an increase in violent crime in this one year than in the previous eight years combined.