Thursday, January 24, 2008

Gun crime up as Smith says UK safer than ever

By Christopher Hope, Home Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 3:05pm GMT 24/01/2008

Gun crimes rose by four per cent last year - the largest increase for three years - with more one incident a day reported by police in England and Wales.
Jacqui Smith pledged to tighten the police's grip on violent crime in 2008
Police chiefs said the figures were concerning, while Tories said the figures showed that Labour was "failing to combat both violent crime and its causes".;jsessionid=SGNRTVIL3VPL3QFIQMFSFF4AVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2008/01/24/nguns324.xml

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