Scotland’s falling violence: The facts and the explanations

This short video is highly illuminating:

More on the results in Scotland:

Serious violent crime soars in broken Tory England but falls in SNP Scotland

Why are prison officers staying in post in Scotland as they flee the tide of violence and self-harm in England and Wales?

BBC Scotland lie and distort to try again to spread violent crime crisis into Scotland despite it having only 3.5% of the gangs for 8% of the population, falling levels of violent crime and because of falling levels of fear of crime?

Police Scotland, world experts on violence reduction, are now to advise The Met after helping the NYPD and Canada Police. Scotland’s media ignore the story in favour of anything negative they can find.

Less homicide, less knife crime, less domestic violence, safer cities and now much lower alcohol problems: should Scotland’s old stereotypes be sent south?

Of 35 children and teenagers killed with knives in Britain in 2017, not one was in Scotland, yet in 2005, the UN called Scotland the most violent country in the developed world.

Reported domestic violence in Scotland falls. Is this part of wider change?

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3 thoughts on “Scotland’s falling violence: The facts and the explanations

  1. Andy Anderson October 13, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Excellent video that debunks the myths. It is really good news which our media feel so focussed on snpbad that they fail to be accurate yet again.

    They are an embarrassment to themselves and are a disservice to our people, their readers. Their diminishing number of readers.

    Thankyou for this great website

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  2. Alasdair Macdonald October 13, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    Apart from the lies, to which the Nomedia resort, such as in the link you have provided as an example, the other trope which they repeat pretty regularly is the “No Mean City” image. They continually retell what the data was like at the time of the UN report prior to the VRU and by going over tales of the razor gangs of the 30s and 50s. Although these are historic, by repitition, they reinforce the stereotypes of No Mean City. Many people elsewhere in the UK, when asked about Glasgow, mention violence, drunkenness and sectarianism, because the Nomedia do, so frequently.

    Despite the sustained reduction, there will be some appalling incidents of violence – as all large cities have from time-to-time – and these will give the opportunity to replay the historic tales. The shootings in and around Glasgow of the past five years seem to me to be all related to drug-dealing gangs and is strictly between them. There is little public danger. There was a shooting on Maryhill Road earlier this year, within our community council area. At the subsequent community council meeting, which the police attend to discuss the current ‘crime figures’ nobody asked about the shooting, because no-one felt under threat. The main concern was a group of boys on BMX bikes who had been kicking parked cars.

    The public is far more savvy than Nomedia thinks and that is why circulation and viewing figures are dropping.

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