The Anonymous Widower

Is There A Connection Between The Rise Of Knife Crime And Brexit?

This may seem an outrageous suggestion to make!

However, serious knife crime seemed to increase around or just after the Brexit referendum.

But the Brexit Referendum on the 23 June 201, does seem to have brought out the worst in some people.

  • Jo Cox was murdered just seven days earlier.
  • Since then there has been the rise of the far-right.
  • MPs of all colours have received terrible abuse on social media.
  • Racist chants seem to have reappeared at some football matches.
  • The Labour Party has had a row on anti-semitism.

I’m no psychologist, but it’s almost as if the Brexit result has said it’s alright to go against established norms.

I wonder if crime rose in the Phoney War in 1940.

This page on History Extra is entitled 10 Facts About Crime On The Home Front iI The Second World War.

Read it and see what you think!

 

April 2, 2019 - Posted by | World | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I am inclined to think that the clamp down on gun crime caused the rise of knife crime. People can’t get guns and if they do sentences are often harsher. So it is knives and acid attacks – although latter seem less common at present. However, despite being a remain voter, I am concerned that if we stay we will have a serious problem with civil unrest.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | April 3, 2019 | Reply


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