Why do you think violent crime is increasing?

I think that there are many aspects to this issue. Firstly it is political issue because due to decreased budgets given to policing and schools, there are less police officers to protect us and therefore mor crimes go undetected. As well as this, less money for schools means that people are less likely to be educated about the dan of wepons. Furthermore, media coverage of violent crime has increased which may lead to very bad circumstances. By awesome_sparrow

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  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg proactive_reflection | Notley Green Primary School B
    11 Jan 2019

    I agree with you but I also have another reason why it might be increasing. I think it is also to do with population in city's because when criminals are stealing it's harder for the police to find the criminal.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg unconventional_brain | Boutcher C of E Primary School A | United Kingdom
    11 Jan 2019

    You've got some interesting facts about violent crime
    thanks for your facts awesome_sparrow

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  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg tenacious_brain | Notley Green Primary School
    12 Jan 2019

    Well done really good work

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom
    13 Jan 2019

    Another reason that could have caused the rise is the amount of weaponry in stores. Advertising different weapons could encourage people to use them in different types of criminal activity, increasing the overall amount of violent crime.

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  • John-Ruskin-logo-250x250.jpg careful_apricot | John Ruskin
    15 Jan 2019

    I really like your explanation, and agree with it!

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom
    20 Feb 2019

    A large majority of people will NOT be a victim of violent crime. In England and Wales, four in five people did not experience crime in 2017 and overall crime has been steadily decreasing since 1995. Although people are experiencing less CRIME, high-harm incidents, including offences involving knives and guns, are on the rise. In 2017 there was a 22% increase in knife crime and an 11% rise in gun crime, according to offences recorded by the police. In the five years to March 2017, the number of admissions for stab wounds increased by 13% in England and 17% in London. Last year, 39 children and teenagers were killed by knives in the UK and more than half of those were in the capital. Reports indicate there were more than 50 murders in London in the first 100 days of 2018. One in four PCSO ( police community support officers ) jobs have been cut in the past decade in England and Wales. However, in London that trend has accelerated: three in five PCSO positions no longer exist in the capital.
    Here's a link: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/27/why-are-knife-and-gun-offences-on-the-rise-and-who-is-most-at-risk
    I looked into what a PCSO is and here's what I found. PCSOs were originally intended to be support staff, employed to work alongside officers to be a visible, uniformed presence.
    You can find out more here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9202218/PCSOs-what-do-they-do.html
    The Crime Survey for England and Wales is an important monitor of the extent of crime in England and Wales. It is used by the Government to evaluate and develop crime reduction policies as well as providing vital information about the changing levels of crime over the last 30 years. Violent crime could have been increasing in Scotland a few years ago because, 16 to 18 year olds are allowed to buy cutlery and kitchen knives. In contrast to this law in England and Wales: sell a knife to anyone under 18, unless it has a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less. However, Scotland has found multiple ways to decrease knife crime in the country; including the SVRU. But why is it increasing in England and Wales?
    Here's a link about knife laws: https://www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives
    Well it could be because, according to the most recent figures for England and Wales, there are 138,728 people certificated to hold firearms and they own 435,383 weapons. There are 574,946 shotgun certificates which cover 1.4 million shotguns. And there are around 56.1 million people in England and Wales. 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. So, maybe violent crime is rising because there are not enough police on the streets.
    Here's a link: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/25/knife-and-gun-rises-sharply-in-england-and-wales
    awesome_sparrow, although the funding for schools has gone down, it's legal for all children to go to school ( unless they're home schooled ). Also, I agree. More people should be taught about violent crime in school. So, we have PSHCEE days at school where we can discuss things like violent crime.

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  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg rational_engineer | Notley Green Primary School
    10 May 2019

    I agree with your post awesome sparrow

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