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It takes a nation to protect the nation

The following article provides statistics on racially motivated violence in the UK:
BBC News: Racism and race crime redefined

The statistics given in that article come, in turn, from a Home Office publication entitled "Black and Minority Ethnic groups’ experiences and perceptions of crime, racially motivated crime and the police: findings from the 2004/05 British Crime Survey" available here.

The period of the study is 2004/2005, and the populations (in 1000s) by race at that time were as follows (from the Office for National Statistics):

White: 47967
Mixed: 829
Asian: 2768
Black: 1353
Chinese & other: 668
Total: 53585

Now, let's look first at violent racist attacks in 2004/2005. The number of black or ethnic minority (BEM) victims was 49,000, while the number of white victims was 77,000. This is an extraordinary statistic. If we assume that whites and BEMs are equally likely to commit violent racist attacks against each other, then the number of BEM victims should outnumber white victims by 8-to-1 (because white people outnumber BEMs by approximately 8.5 times). However, in reality, white victims of racist attacks significantly outnumber BEM victims, meaning that BEMs are far more likely to commit racist violence against whites than vice versa.This can be quantified. Whites commit violent racist attacks against BEMs at a rate of (1 BEM victim/979 white people), while BEMs commit racist violence against whites are a rate of (1 white victim/73 BEM people). This means that, in the UK (in 2004/2005), BEMs were 13 times more likely to commit violent racist attacks against whites than vice versa.

Next, let's look at the number wounded in violent racist attacks. In this case there were 4,000 BME victims, and 20,000 white victims. Using the same calculation procedure, we find that in 2004/2005 BMEs were 43 times more likely to wound whites in violent racist attacks than vice versa.

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The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S. 


Britain's violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed.

Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa - widely considered one of the world's most dangerous countries.

The figures comes on the day new Home Secretary Alan Johnson makes his first major speech on crime, promising to be tough on loutish behaviour. 

The Tories said Labour had presided over a decade of spiralling violence.

In the decade following the party's election in 1997, the number of recorded violent attacks soared by 77 per cent to 1.158million - or more than two every minute.

The figures, compiled from reports released by the European Commission and United Nations, also show: 

  • The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU.
  • It has a higher homicide rate than most of our western European neighbours, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
  • The UK has the fifth highest robbery rate in the EU.
  • It has the fourth highest burglary rate and the highest absolute number of burglaries in the EU, with double the number of offences than recorded in Germany and France.

But it is the naming of Britain as the most violent country in the EU that is most shocking. The analysis is based on the number of crimes per 100,000 residents.

In the UK, there are 2,034 offences per 100,000 people, way ahead of second-placed Austria with a rate of 1,677.

The U.S. has a violence rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, Canada 935, Australia 92 and South Africa 1,609.

Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling said: 'This is a damning indictment of this government's comprehensive failure over more than a decade to tackle the deep rooted social problems in our society, and the knock on effect on crime and anti-social behaviour. 

'We're now on our fourth Home Secretary this parliament, and all we are getting is a rehash of old initiatives that didn't work the first time round. More than ever Britain needs a change of direction.'

The figures, compiled by the Tories, are considered the most accurate and up-to-date available.

But criminologists say crime figures can be affected by many factors, including different criminal justice systems and differences in how crime is reported and measured.

New Home Secretary Alan Johnson is to make his first major speech on crime today

In Britain, an affray is considered a violent crime, while in other countries it will only be logged if a person is physically injured.

There are also degrees of violence. While the UK ranks above South Africa for all violent crime, South Africans suffer more than 20,000 murders each year - compared with Britain's 921 in 2007.

Experts say there are a number of reasons why violence is soaring in the UK. These include Labour's decision to relax the licensing laws to allow round-the-clock opening, which has led to a rise in the number of serious assaults taking place in the early hours of the morning.

But Police Minister David Hanson said: 'These figures are misleading. 
Levels of police recorded crime statistics from different countries are simply not comparable since they are affected by many factors, for example the recording of violent crime in other countries may not include behaviour that we would categorise as violent crime.

'Violent crime in England and Wales has fallen by almost a half a peak in 1995 but we are not complacent and know there is still work to do. That is why last year we published 'Saving lives. Reducing harm. Protecting the public. An Action Plan for Tackling Violence 2008-11'.'

The timing of the Europe-wide violence figures is a blow for Mr Johnson, who will today seek to reassert Labour's law and order credentials.

In his first major speech on crime since becoming Home Secretary, Mr Johnson is expected to promise a concerted crack down on antisocial behaviour.

He wants to set up a website to allow the public to see what is taking place in their neighbourhood, such as the number of louts who have been served with Asbos.

Mr Johnson is also known to support early intervention to stop children going off the rails.

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Statistics like this need picking over a bit. 1st of all, are we to believe that places like south Africa has the same reporting structure as the UK. 2nd, are we to believe that violence in the UK is on par with places like south Africa, where guns and machettes are the weapons of choice.

What about in France where cars are set alight by the dozen in weekly 'distubances' in areas around Paris.

Britian may be recording higher levels of crime, but we are simply better at recording crime. Its a shame we're not able to stop the rot. When the enevitable rise in violent crime becomes a reality, there will be no answer to it.  In a years time we will be expecting another influx of people from european countries, who will legally come here and help break us some more. Eventually these satistics will come true.  Then people will find out what real violence means.


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