Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Violent crime up - again

From the just-released Crime Statistics, violent crime is up 12.3% on the prior year.

That is one heck of a jump. Especially after the 5 percent increase the year before.

Apparently the rise is mainly driven by family violence. This will be reported as good news because it demonstrates a growing intolerance of family violence and more reporting.

My question is, at what point does it stop being good news? Has anyone figured that out? Has anyone put a time limit on how long all the lefty brow-beating about domestic violence can go on for before we see a reversal in trend? Two years? Ten years? Or do we have to put up with nanny nagging us permanently simply because it creates an impression that 'something is being done'?


scrubone said...

I think the idea that this is thanks to the campaigns is bizare.

Aren't they supposed to be telling men not to beat their wives? That's what the ads I see say. So how does that become a reason for increased stats?

Oswald Bastable said...

I believe the powers that be secretly love the grief that the criminal classes cause.

They give them a reason to impose more and more restrictions over the rest of us!

Swimming said...

It is pretty hard to believe it is part of the family violence campign, That started in September - well into the reported year....