The Home Office has previously tried to conceal the growing crime problem in Britain, which is admittedly still not on the same scale as the dramatic rise in crime in other parts of Europe. They have switched from reporting actual crimes to tracking crime based on surveys of the public, leading to confusion and distortion of crime trends over the last decade. This has created a deceptive impression that crime is stable, when certain types of crime which are no longer being tracked as closely are rising substantially, including all forms of property crime.
The new crime protocols are clearly intended to try to free the courts to deal with violent crime, which makes a certain amount of sense. Yet they do not take into consideration the fact that property crimes, such as burglary of homes and vehicles and robbery of individuals, often involve the threat of violence and can turn into violent incidents very easily. Under these new rules there is virtually nothing to discourage a career criminal from breaking into your home and taking your property or stopping you on the street and taking your wallet — threatening you or even assaulting you if you don't cooperate.
Thanks to the Bureaucrats of the Home Office, Britons — who were already disarmed and at the mercy of criminals — can no longer even look to the justice system for any kind of protection. Britain has been made a nation of victims through the weakness and of their own government.