|Sadiq Khan turning London Met officers into Though Police.|
(900+ officers now sit at computers and check Facebook posts.)
Knife crime has gone up even more steeply, by 21% in the 12 months to September, and gun crime has risen by 20%, according to quarterly figures released on Thursday. Police chiefs said the increases – including a 32% rise in domestic burglary to 261,965 offences and an 18% rise in vehicle-related crimes (443,577 offences) alongside the sharp rises in violent crime – marked a turning point after more than 20 years of sustained falls in these categories.
“Today’s police officers are dealing with more complex crime, more safeguarding and protecting vulnerable people and an unprecedented terror threat, as well as tackling some of the genuine rises in knife and gun crime, robbery, burglary and vehicle-related crime – crimes which turn the trend on many years of reductions,” said chief constable Bill Skelly, of the National Police Chiefs’ Council.
Meanwhile, official figures show that the number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen by 930 in the past 12 months, to 121,929, the lowest level since comparable records began in 1996. Police officer numbers are now 22,424 below their peak in 2009, when there were 144,353 officers.
Growing political concern is likely over police numbers as recorded crime accelerates further, from a 6% increase recorded in the 12 months to September 2015 to 8% in the year to September 2016 and to 14% in the latest figures. The increases in knife and gun crime are particularly alarming, with 37,443 recorded knife offences and 6,694 gun offences in the past 12 months.
|Sadiq Khan's Thought Police are neglecting violent crimes: Let London Burn!|
Sadiq Khan is blaming the surge in recorded crime on falling police numbers — but figures show the annual decline could be plugged by redeploying ‘hate crime’ officers from London alone.
The London mayor has suggested that the crime wave overtaking England and Wales — and Britain’s multicultural capital, in particular — is a consequence of falling police numbers, in an opinion piece published by the left-liberal Guardian.
Figures reported elsewhere in the newspaper do show a fall of some 930 officers over the last 12 months, to 121,929 overall — but this represents a reduction in total manpower of less than 1 per cent.
In fact, with the London alone boasting over 900 police officers “dedicated to investigating hate crime” — one of Khan’s top priorities as mayor — it seems likely that the annual fall could be more than adequately compensated by redeploying existing resources. From the Twitter,
“We have 900+ specialist (thought police) officers across London dedicated to investigating all hate crime. For more info visit https://www.met.police.uk/advice-and-information/hate-crime/ … #NHCAW”
|London is the safest city for the Muslims under the protection of Sadiq Khan's "thought Police" force.|
(While British people are being blown up into pieces and their girls are being groomed into whores.)
For example, figures obtained through Freedom of Information requests revealed that some 3,395 people across 29 police force areas — 13 refused the requests, two released unusable data — were arrested under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which makes it illegal to intentionally “cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another”, in 2016.
This represented a massive increase from previous years, with police forces increasing arrests for “offensive” communications — largely social media posts — by up to 877 per cent compared to 2014.
The authorities’ determination to focus on such crimes — despite a fall in actual prosecutions suggesting the arrests are largely fruitless — shows no sign of letting up, with Khan setting aside millions of pounds for an “online hate crime hub” to fight anti-Muslim so-called thought crimes.
Beyond London, too, Northumbria Police took the time to hunt down Facebook users who made “offensive” comments about Muslim grooming gangs in January 2018, with the force warning people using social media “that they should do so responsibly and ensure they do not post anything which could be considered offensive”.
Khan has arguably worsened the crime situation not only by pushing for an increased focus on “hate crime” rather than violent and acquisitive crime, but also by limiting the use of some of law enforcement’s most effective tools.
The knife crime epidemic, for instance, follows the Labour politician promising he would “do everything in [his] power to cut stop and search”, which he believed was used against ethnic minorities disproportionately.
|Mayor Sadiq Khan's officers checking knifes and Facebook posts in London.|