Monday, January 15, 2007

Labour can't handle crime

Nearly half of all the criminals who are caught escape proper punishment in the courts, an authoritative report has revealed.

It showed that more than 600,000 offenders last year were dealt with without even being brought before a court. They escaped with cautions, official warnings or on-the-spot fines.

Yeah I know this is ridiculous but let’s look at the real issue about this. This is talking about last year which means 600,000 offenders were dealt with without going to court. Seems bad doesn’t it. But it gets worse. I blogged about this last year but when I blogged about it then those figures were from 2005 which showed that in 2005 the amount receiving non-court punishments was 300,000. This means that offenders that are not dealt with by the courts have doubled. Will this year be 900,000 or 1.2 million?

I hope I am wrong about this.


james higham said...

Seems to me it's not just Labour but the other side too. The closer they get to power, the softer on crime they get.

alanorei said...

It fits with David Fraser's analysis, A Land Fit for Criminals.

The Treasury saves money by not banging up criminals. It costs the community, though.