The Results Of British Gun Control

This YouTube documentary is at least five years out of date. Years in which the U.K.’s violent crime rates have steadily increased, util the 2016 “crime related injury” rate has been steadily increasing, to the point those point the typical Briton is more likely to be injured during the course of a crime than an American is to be criminally victimized.

Here’s how things stood a few years ago:


We will have a direct comparison between the U.K.’s violent crime rates when the U.S. numbers are out, hopefully in just a few days.

But crime, particularly violent crime in a few days. In the meantime, think about living in a country where violent cirme has increased by more than 25% a etar fir.

Here is a chart take produced by the U.K. Office of National Statistics showing the one year increase:

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2 Responses to The Results Of British Gun Control

  1. Francis King says:

    Violent crime in Britain goes up and down, year by year. The number of police officers has more to do with it than anything.

    If the violence goes down next year, as it might, I wonder what the argument is going to be. Perhaps something like:

    “The British have got rid of all of their guns. The way to reduce our violence here in the US is to copy them!”


  2. Stranger says:

    Good morning, Francis, thank you for the comment.

    Yes, violent crime in England “goes up and down.” But since the post Dunblane gun ban violent crime has only gone up. As several MP’s have commented, the “the numbers have been fiddled,”

    The latest ONS production shows violent crime at 29 per 1,000 or 2900 per 100,000 population. Last year it was 28, the year before 27, the year before than 26. In 1998 the police reported violent crime rate was 5, the equivalent of 500 per 100,000. The violent crime rate from a source known to be less than forthcoming has grown by essentially 600 percent in 19 years.

    And yet the first thing you see when you open the ONS site is this cute little graph shoing crime is down. Scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and you will find the colorful graphic showing every important category of crime is up. Both cannot be true.

    And, as the Telegraph pointed out a few years ago, London is more violent than Cape Town. The paper was correct, and even more so today.

    Keep reading the Alley and we will post the most direct possible comparison between British and American crime rates. At the moment all of us are busy with the direct cost of American gun controls, by State, but that will soon change.

    And thank you again for the comment.


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