London is the latest city going to Hell in a handbasket, after car theft has been decriminalized due to essentially nothing happening to car thieves.
It was revealed that less than one percent of all car thefts resulted in criminal charges and perhaps is has something to do with the attitude of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has embraced violence in the city over the past few years, calling it “part and parcel of living in a big city,” so it is not really surprising that London has now become a haven for crime.
Out of the nearly 55,000 thefts from vehicles in London last year, Scotland Yard only solved 271, representing just an 0.5 per cent success rate, according to an analysis of Home Office data conducted by The Telegraph.
According to the broadsheet, only two major police forces fared worse than London in successfully charging car thieves, with the West Midlands and Surrey police forces only maintaining a 0.4 per cent charging rate.
Rick Muir, the head of the Police Foundation said that car theft has been “effectively decriminalized” and as a result, criminals are even more emboldened, knowing that they are unlikely to face any charges.
“There are certain things the public expect of police, one of which is that they will at least investigate these bread-and-butter crimes,” said Muir.
“Policing is going to have to look at these levels and decide if it has got it right. Where the charge rates are at that level, there is no deterrence to commit these kinds of offenses and it might encourage people to commit them in future,” he added.
The numbers are even more shocking when you consider that police in the United Kingdom, have readily been able to find resources and manpower to lock down the country and harass citizens who have dared to be offensive in their speech – they had plenty of time to find the man who left a bacon sandwich outside of a mosque, which caught him a one-year prison term.
Another man last month was thrown in prison for posting an “offensive” meme featuring convicted felon and drug-addict George Floyd, who died of an overdose while resisting police in Minnesota in May 2020.
A 50-year-old mother in Scotland was charged with a “transphobic hate crime” for tweeting a picture of a suffragette ribbon and a man named Harry Miller was interrogated by Humberside Police for posting an “offensive” limerick about a transgender person and was told to “check his thinking.”
When Miller told police he did not write the “offensive” limerick, an officer told Miller, “Ah. But you liked it and promoted it. It’s not a crime, but it will be recorded as a hate incident.”
The police obviously have time on their hands to “investigate” that ridiculousness, and in 2017 alone, they managed to arrest 3,395 people for “offensive online comments,” while complaining that they didn’t have the resources needed to investigate burglaries and it turns out two thirds aren’t even investigated at all.