It does not take a rocket scientist to understand that the enormous increase in residential gun robberies is directly proportionate to the lack of protection citizens have since the total gun ban in Britain. And I mean it is total. You cannot even have mace or pepper spray in the UK or you will be arrested and put away. The UK is the sickest socialist Orwellian tyranny in the world next to Communist China or North Korea. So don’t pretend it is some kind of free country. That is all in the past, if it ever was. British citizens should rise up and demand their rights, but they are too stupid, weak, sickly and pathetic to do that. It is all by design of course, so I won’t condemn them too much.
Home Office Minister Tony McNulty admitted that robberies on homes using firearms had risen but attempted to paint a generally brighter picture. He added: “We have some of the toughest firearms legislation in Europe.”
Alarmingly, there was a 46 per cent increase in so-called “residential robberies” where a gun was present.
ARMED robberies and gun violence are soaring on our streets and in our homes, alarming figures revealed yesterday.
Gunpoint muggings increased by 10 per cent in the past year while the number of armed burglaries rocketed by 46 per cent.
The toll of victims injured as a result of gun crime is also increasing dramatically and the figures make a mockery of Tony Blair’s pledge to make our streets safe.
Separate figures showed that robberies overall and drug offences are also continuing to rise in a fresh headache for John Reid, already reeling from fiascos in his beleaguered department.
A quarter of all woundings are now carried out in or around pubs and clubs, sparking fresh fears that Labour’s 24-hour drinking regime is fuelling violence.
The damaging crime figures come as the Home Secretary faces intense criticism for pressuring courts not to send as many offenders to jail to ease the overcrowding crisis.
Critics last night condemned Labour’s record and attacked Mr Blair for welcoming the latest crime figures overall despite some of the alarming increases.
Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said: “These figures show Labour continues to fail on crime. Robbery is a serious, violent crime.
“For Tony Blair to welcome these figures shows a staggering complacency towards public safety.
Alarmingly, there was a 46 per cent increase in so-called “residential robberies” where a gun was present. They predominantly refer to burglaries when the offender has been armed and been confronted by an occupant.
Last year there were 645 such cases, compared with 441 the previous year, and up fourfold on the 160 recorded in 2000-01.
Gunpoint robberies on the street are also increasing – up to 1,439 last year compared with 1,311 in the previous 12 months.
Handguns were the most commonly used firearm in all robberies, used in 2,888 cases.
There was also a 30 per cent increase in handgun offences which resulted in an injury – up to 1,024 compared with 787 in 2004-05.
Home Office Minister Tony McNulty admitted that robberies on homes using firearms had risen but attempted to paint a generally brighter picture, saying firearms offences overall had fallen.
He said: “Firearms offences have fallen significantly by 14 per cent in the year up to September 2006, which amounts to 1,642 fewer incidents.
“While there is a small rise in residential firearm robberies, these account for a tiny proportion of recorded offences overall.”
He added: “We have some of the toughest firearms legislation in Europe.”