Mr Trump wrote on Twitter: 'Just out report: 'United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.' Not good, we must keep America safe!' Figures released yesterday revealed that police forces registered 5.2 million crimes in the year to the end of June - up 13 per cent on the previous year.
But British MPs tore into Mr Trump for talking 'nonsense' and said he is 'spreading fear and xenophobia' by wrongly blaming the rise on terrorism. Others accused him of peddling 'fake news' and pointed out terrorism accounts for a 'tiny' proportion of crime in Britain.
But while terrorism has surged over the past year, with five murderous attacks across Britain killing dozens and injuring hundreds, it is a tiny proportion of arrests. Home Office data released last month showed the number of people detained over suspected terrorism increased to 379 - the highest since records began. Gfht
The bulk of crime relates to frauds, thefts and public order offences which have no link to extremism. Figures released yesterday show the number of violent crimes rose from 1,033,719 cases the previous year to 1,229,260 cases this year.
The number of sexual offences reported to police has risen dramatically since 2012 There was an 19 per cent increase in the number of sexual offences recorded in England and Wales, up to 129,700 on the previous year.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data revealed the rise in violence was driven by increases in the violence without injury (21 per cent) and stalking and harassment (36 per cent) sub-categories. The ONS report said: 'Most of this volume increase was thought to result from improved recording practices but it is likely that rises in the most serious categories reflect genuine rises in violent crime.
Public order offences - up 43% to 33,082
'These lower volume but serious offences are thought to be generally well-recorded by the police.' Police also recorded an 11 per cent rise in the number of thefts, with the crime continuing to rise over last two years. Forces logged 664 homicides in the 12 months from July 2016, which was a two per cent fall compared with the previous year.
However, the ONS said recent trends have been affected by recording of incidents where there were multiple victims, such as 96 cases of manslaughter from the Hillsborough disaster and the recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.
If cases related to Hillsborough and the terror attacks are excluded, the homicide tally went up by 46, following a 'general upward trend' seen in recent years. There was a 'substantial increase', of 59 per cent, in the number of attempted murder offences registered, which was largely due to terror-related cases.
Police-recorded offences are one of two official sources used to analyse trends in crime. The other is the Crime Survey for England and Wales, which gave an estimated total of 10.8 million incidents of crime in the year to the end of June. This figure includes experimental data on fraud and computer misuse offences, and annual comparisons will not be available until January.
|Rise in sexual assaults on minors can be blamed entirely on the Muslim grooming gangs all over England.|
'Police figures cannot provide a good measure of all crime in society, since we know that a large volume of it never comes to their attention. The recent increases in recorded crime need to be seen in the context of the overall decline in crime indicated by the Crime Survey for England and Wales. The survey remains our best guide to long-term trends for crime as experienced by the population in general.'
Soaring crime stats in England and Wales are NOT down to rise in terror offences - but terrorism IS on the rise in the UK Terror arrests have soared in Britain over the past year - but terrorism is not behind the huge increase in reported crime announced yesterday.
Home Office data released last month showed the number of people detained over suspected terrorism increased to 379 - the highest since records began. But murders and attempted murders due to terrorism represent well under one per cent of the overall 5.2million crimes committed in Britain last year, most of which are frauds, thefts and public order offences which have no link to extremism.
The sweep of raids following attacks in Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge, coupled with the rising number of threats being thwarted, led to a two thirds increase in suspected extremists being detained.
Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said that, on top of the five high-profile terror attacks which have taken place in Britain, this year, police have foiled six further attacks in the last few months.
The report into recorded crime released by the Office for National Statistics yesterday mentioned how terrorism has increased the stats relating to some crime. It stated: 'There was a substantial increase of 59% in the number of attempted murder offences to 426 offences in the latest year. This rise is due largely to the London and Manchester terror attacks, where the police recorded 294 attempted murder offences.'
The report also states: 'Of the 664 homicides recorded in the year ending June 2017, there were 35 relating to the London and Manchester terror attacks.' Scotland Yard has beefed up its anti-terror force, but the vast majority of crime in the UK, well under 1%, is linked to terrorism
Keith Hunter, of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, also mentioned the growing threat from terrorism when discussing the figures. He said: 'There are undoubtedly key pressures on police time coming from rising overall crime levels, more complex crimes being committed, a growing terrorist threat and, more than ever, the police being called on as a last resort when other agencies lack their own capacity.'
His comments suggest some increase in non-terrorism crime could also be down to police having to spend more of their time monitoring extremists or handling the fall-out of attacks. However, the increases reported in those terror-related crimes are a tiny proportion of the overall crime in the UK, which it emerged has increased by 13 per cent.
Girl Raped 3 Times By Different Mulim Men In Central London
Girl, 17, ‘was drugged and seriously sexually assaulted as THREE different men attacked her in one hour as she walked home after a night out’. Incidents took place while teenager was making her way home from a night out
|Bethnal Green is a Muslim-majority district represented by the Bangladesh-born MP Rushanara Ali.|
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Bengali Muslims in Burma
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|The second Muslim rapist of the case.|
|The third rapist walking away from the rape crime scene.|
London now has worse crime than New York, according to statistics: Muslim-controlled London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic.