Violent Crime

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Violent Crime is a dangerous thing that has increased in England and Wales. Many people are getting hurt and many other people are getting murdered. I think the mayor is doing hardly anything about it.

I want to know how people get accsess to guns and bombs? It is understandable how criminals get hold of knives as it is a everyday household item, but guns is very hard to understand. In my opinion I think they get people from America (this country is where you can buy guns legally) to deliver it to they base or they can secretly ship it over. It is scary to think of what could happen to anyone at any second. It is sad to hear people losing the lives.

The mayor should really do something and work with the government to sort this type of thing out. Even children are getting involved with this. I don’t think crime will ever stop.

Why do people want to kill other people? This is also what I want to know. I think in gang terms, people do it to get paid. Other people might do it for fun and think it is really funny. It really isn’t. I think to my self ‘ Why do people live to be part of a gang?’ And ’ What is the whole point of doing it?’

What do you think?

Comments (4)

  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
    09 Jan 2019

    Hi majestic_region,

    Thanks for your post!

    You refer to a mayor, do you mean the Mayor of London? It's important to be specific with who we are talking about and what area of the UK they might work in. You've also given quite a few opinions without evidence to support them. This can often lead to people making big or scary claims which do not follow the facts. So it's really important we don't jump to conclusions.

    This is a topic that often scares people, because there are lots of stories in the news about serious crimes which can make it feel like they are happening all the time and everywhere. It's important to remember that this is not true.

    This issue is looking at an unusual increase in certain crimes and ways to reverse this. But even with the increase, the UK is a very safe place to live.

    Here are some bits of information to show that the UK is generally a very safe place to live:

    1) The overall levels of violent crime in England and Wales are much lower than when you were born.
    2) Murder in the UK is very rare compared to other places. In the UK one person in every hundred thousand people is murdered. Compare that to the statistic that one person in every fifty thousand dies from playing football!
    3) And in some countries that figure is much higher. For example in Brazil the murder rate is 30 times higher than in the UK.
    4) The UK has 0.3 deaths per 100,000 people relating to guns. This is extremely low! Lower than countries such as Canada, Germany and Switzerland.

    https://www.vox.com/2018/8/29/17792776/us-gun-deaths-global
    https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/VC.IHR.PSRC.P5?locations=GB
    https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/bulletins/crimeinenglandandwales


    Why is it important to know these facts?

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  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg reserved_cat | Beverley St Nicholas Primary School
    11 Jan 2019

    I agree here, the world is not safe anymore. You can’t be free, I’m not allowed to play out because of this crime, but the crime rate over a decade has dropped by 79%. This has got to stop instantly

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      reserved_cat's comment 11 Jan 2019

      You have a contradiction in your comment. You say the world is not safe anymore but also that the crime rate has dropped over the last ten years. This would mean that the world is getting safer. Do you think people's idea of how safe the world is might be different from the facts? Why might this be?

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      1. Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg reserved_cat | Beverley St Nicholas Primary School
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 18 Jan 2019

        It’s because of the environment they grow up in and it affects their behaviour towards others.

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