Gun crime, knife crime and other violence will continue to surge as long as we have a Conservative government that is determined to starve the police of funds and personnel.

The scandal of the Windrush Generation has shown us that the Tories preferred to funnel money into their racist efforts to deport UK citizens who happen to have a different skin colour from Theresa May.

Way back in 2011, David Cameron said he would be happy to privatise all public services apart from the courts and the military – meaning he wanted the police to be bought by private companies, no matter the opportunities for corruption this would cause.

As Tory underfunding has led to a crimewave across the country, how long do you think it will be before they lie to us that the only solution is for private enterprise to take over?

Violent crime in England and Wales is rising at an accelerating pace, according to police figures showing a 22% increase in knife crime and 11% rise in gun crime.

The figures for 2017 from the Office for National Statistics show overall crime has fallen owing in part to a 28% decrease in computer misuse offences.

But violent crime is on the up. Police recorded 39,598 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the year to December 2017, a 22% increase compared with the previous year (32,468), and the highest number registered since comparable records started in 2010.

Gun crime rose to 6,604 offences.

The figures come amid mounting concern about a spate of violent crimes and the impact of cuts in police numbers.

Source: Surge in knife and gun crime in England and Wales | UK news | The Guardian

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