Statistics show the number of arrests being made by British police has collapsed — while forces focus increasingly on so-called “hate crime” and “malicious communications”.
New Home Office figures reveal that arrests have plunged 12 per cent over the last year, and by a remarkable 48 per cent over the past nine years, MailOnline reports.
Police arrested some 1.5 million people in the year ending March 2008, but just 779,660 in the year ending March 2017 — despite huge increases in recorded crime.
Total crime has risen by 19 per cent in the year to June 2017, with violent crime up 19 per cent, rape up 22 per cent, knife crime up 26 per cent, and gun crime — despite draconian controls on legal gun ownership — up by an astonishing 27 per cent.
Acquisitive crimes (e.g., shoplifting, burglary, robbery, and theft) are also on the increase — and a suspect is only identified in one burglary out of 10…