The poltical organisation known as the ACPO has been spinning its yarns again.
In a press release Ian Johnston, ACPO lead on Crime and Chief Constable of British Transport Police, commenting on the release of the crime figures said: “ACPO welcomes the news that crime trends remain stable over the last year.”
But this comment sums up the level of their spin and views:
The Police Service remains committed to reducing the perception of crime.
The politicians who are in the know on the opposition benches however tell us a different story.
David Davis has launched a blistering attack on Labour's failure to
turn the tide on violent crime, after new official figures showed a
relentless rise in attacks on individuals, a rise in gun crime, plus a
jump in robberies recorded by the police.
He declared: “These figures show that Labour continue to fail on crime.
The increase in violent crime betrays a serial failure to protect the
He stressed that the British public know that despite Government
propaganda, crime is on the rise. He declared: “All the fiddled figures
in the world will not change their minds.”
Pointing out that serious crimes like murders and offences against
children were not taken proper account of in the official figures, he
told MPs that just like violent crime, knife crime and gun crime has
doubled under Labour. He told the Home Secretary: “Very few of the
public think your crime policy is a success. If you think your crime
policy is a success, heaven help the country when you think it's a
Reuters tells us that two-thirds of the population believe that crime is rising.
We wont be carrying any comments from the BBC about this story on this blog, as we feel that we can no longer trust anything that the BBC publishes.
NuLab – Destroying Britain from the inside out.