Serious violent crime soars in broken Tory England but falls in SNP Scotland

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John Robertson
Serious violent crime soars in broken Tory England but falls in SNP Scotland

In England and Wales, ‘high-harm’ violent offences involving weapons rose by 16%, in the year-ending March 2018. Homicides rose by 12% to 701 in the same period. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/19/knife-crime-up-16-per-cent-england-and-wales In the same period, in Scotland, ‘serious assaults’ fell by 1.4% and homicides fell by 12.7% to only 55. https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/sexual-and-violent-crime-on-the-rise-in-scotland-1-4746192 I appreciate that ‘high-harm’ and ‘serious’ violence may not be strictly comparable, but the contrasting trends remain of interest. This is, of course, part of a long-term trend of falling violence in…

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John Robertson
Serious violent crime soars in broken Tory England but falls in SNP Scotland