Richard North, 27/04/2006  

Plod Blair, one of this blog’s favourite cartoon characters, has told the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) that his annual report is “largely a good news story”. One wonders whether he is on the same planet as the rest of us?

Here are the figures that, according to him constitute that “good news story”:

  • Total notifiable offences are down 3.1%
  • BCS comparator crime is down 0.9%

  • Residential burglary is up 1.7%
  • Robbery has increased by 16.1%
  • Motor vehicle crime has increased by 1.2%
  • Gun enabled crime has increased by 4.2%
  • Trident gun crime has increased from 201 offences to 266 offences.
  • Homicides are down from 195 to 175 (despite the fact that there
    were 13 homicides in July attributed to the terrorist attacks)
  • Road fatalities are three up on last year at 145 (April-Nov 2005 vs. April-Nov 2004)
  • Violent Crime is up by 0.4%
  • Domestic Violence has fell this year by 3.6%
  • Racist crime has fallen by 11.7%
  • Homophobic crime is down by 52 offences, or 3.9%

  • I expect most of our readers will notice something rather interesting about those figures. Here is the full story on One London.


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