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Police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting at Claremont Road in the Moss Side neighbourhood of Manchester, on August 12, 2018. - Ten people were taken to hospital on August 12, 2018 after shots were fired in Manchester in northern England, police said. (Photo by Oli SCARFF …

Police ‘Too Busy With Online Spats for Serious Crime’

UK Police are too busy responding to trivial social media spats to tackle serious crime, the new head of the Police Federation has said, after years of forces encouraging “hate crime” reports for offensive comments.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 19: Police arrest people protesting that the police were allowed to leadthe march at Glasgow Pride on August 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. The largest festival of LGBTI celebration in Scotland has been held every year in Glasgow since 1996. (Photo by Robert Perry/Getty Images)

Police ‘Struggling’ to Fight Crime, Study Warns

With soaring rates of “high harm” crime, falling arrest rates, and a shrinking proportion of crimes resulting in a charge, police forces in Britain are finding it “increasingly difficult” to keep the public safe, an official report has warned.

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Govt Stats: UK Knife Crime Highest on Record

There has been a 22 per cent surge in knife crime and an 11 per cent increase in gun crime, with offences “disproportionately concentrated in London” and other cities, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has said.

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Violent Crime Up 24 Per Cent in a Year

Violent crime in England and Wales has shot up by 24 per cent. In the 12 months to June, murder was up 20 per cent, knife crime 9 per cent, and gun crime surged 7 per cent, according to police recorded crime figures.