UK crime high, Woke police solve lowest rate ever

Recorded crime in England and Wales has hit an all-time high, while the proportion of crimes solved by their increasingly vigilant police forces has fallen to an all-time low.

Around 6.5 million offenses were recorded across the UK’s two Home Nations — Scotland and Northern Ireland keep their own statistics — with just 5.4 per cent of these resulting in charges in the year to June, according The Telegraph.

That’s down from an already low 6.5% in 2021 and a huge drop from the equally unimpressive 15.5% when comparable statistics began to be recorded seven years ago.

Sex offenses have risen more than any other category of recorded crime, rising by 21 per cent to 196,889 – with just 1.5 per cent of rapes and 3.1 per cent of other sex offenses resulting in charges.

Of course, not every charge leads to a successful prosecution, so the true picture of crimes that result in a criminal conviction will be even worse than the above figures suggest.

Police spokesmen have long blamed funding cuts for such failures – and indeed the ax has fallen particularly hard on law enforcement and the courts under the David Cameron-Nick Clegg austerity regime and beyond, while controversial spending on things like foreign aid continued to rise – but there is a growing consensus that their poor performance is also linked to their apparent lack of interest in solving crimes such as burglaries, while they waste time enforcing political correctness through actions such as arresting the wife of a priest for insulting transgender people online.

“There is a recognition that [police]should do more to investigate crimes such as burglary because of their impact on victims. There is a growing recognition that this has gone too far and the police need to focus on increasing detection rates,” Police Foundation director Rick Muir said in comments on the crime statistics he cited. The Telegraph — though it remains to be seen whether concrete action will follow this alleged “recognition,” which tends to be released whenever the latest round of embarrassing evidence is released.

“People were promised more police, they voted for more police, they pay for more police, and yet they see or feel no benefit,” added Rory Geoggan, a former police officer who served as Boris Johnson’s special adviser on crime. of justice when he was prime minister.

“Politicians need to hold police chiefs to account for addressing these core concerns, rather than allowing them to fixate on pronouns, privilege and identity politics,” Geoghegan added – although when he and Johnson were at 10 Downing Street absolutely no action was taken on this. beyond some occasional platitudes, while the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary pressed ahead with such initiatives as a bill banning so-called “cyber harm” he was keen to increase, rather than reduce, the authorities’ focus on offenses against vigilante sensibilities and literally “non-crimes”.

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