October 21, 2013

ENGLAND: Report: British Crime Rates Manipulated to Seem Lower Since Gun Ban

I have to share the following comment with you. What this person described in England is already happening in the U.S. when it comes to black on white racist hate crimes and muslim terrorist attacks being called "workplace violence" or random crime not terrorism.
Raptormann: jdove wrote: "When it comes down to numbers, all you have to remember: "Figures don't lie, but liars sure do figure!" It has been known for years, the Brits have been massaging the numbers to get the result they like. Beaten and robbed becomes a fight and lost property. Retail robbery becomes shop lifting and shop lifting become forgetting to pay. In fact murders have become accidental death. Never underestimate the power to self delude the Left has."
BIG Peace, Breitbart.com
written by AWR Hawkins
Friday October 18, 2013

A report examining crime in Britain since "restrictive firearm laws virtually banned handguns" in 1997 shows that crime stats have been "massaged" to convince British subjects the gun ban worked, when in fact it may have backfired.

Authored by Dr. Paul Gallant, Dr. Joanne D. Eisen, Alan J. Chwick, and Sherry Gallant, and published at AmmoLand, the report shows that as recently as 2008 "one in three [Brits] had been a victim of crime, or knew someone who had been." Also in 2008, "nearly half [of survey respondents] knew of someone in their community who had been a victim in the last year."

How is such crime possible if banning guns produced the utopia CNN's Piers Morgan repeatedly describes?

The report claims the numbers Morgan and others quote are drawn from figures that have been distorted to one extent or another in order to make the gun ban look successful.

The report shows that "the Brits...freely admit to massaging crime figures" and "are vigorously and openly beating their statistics to a bloody pulp, as they have created a stunningly large bureaucracy to deal with crime figures."

This bureaucracy decides "how...crime will ultimately be reported." This includes deciding what crimes will or will not be reported as well. They do this through the use of "targets" which guide police in reducing the number of crimes reported.

The Independent reported on the use of "targets" in January, explaining that these represent certain bureaucratically-designated thresholds that a given crime has to meet to even be labeled as "crime" in the first place.

For instance, "just about every single reported theft of a mobile phone is recorded as lost property," and very few attempted burglaries are recorded as "attempted burglaries because they all get recorded as criminal damage." In both instances the reason is the same--"lost property" does not drive up crime stats and "criminal damage" is less severe that "attempted burglary."

So what are the exact crime numbers in Britain? The honest answer is that no one knows because the statistics have been so manipulated, but the evidence suggests such manipulation has resulted in a crime rate that should be higher than gun control proponents have claimed.

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