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I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Scallys, Scousers, Cockneys..The UK is a "high crime country"

The European Union has confirmed what I knew all the UK you have a "very high risk of common crime" ?!@#

Hear this ~ the European Crime and Safety Survey finds the UK has high levels of hate crimes, and a high risk of theft from cars and personal theft. In fact, the UK is one of only three countries (along with the Republic of Ireland and Estonia) above the EU average for both pickpocketing and personal theft.

Another #1 for Blighty: the UK has the highest levels of assaults without force and of burglary. *However*, there is an "extremely low chance" of attempted bribery, and consumer fraud is "not a concern" in the UK.

How'd the EU come up with these shocking truths? More than 40,000 people in 2004-5 were surveyed and showed the level of crime in the UK has decreased - from a 1995 peak - but was not improved as in the rest of the EU.

Other countries that join the list of crimes capitals include the Irish Republic, Estonia, Netherlands and Denmark, which all have rates 30% higher than the European average although the European survey is three years out of date and there are some doubts the quality and comparisons in the results.

But know this, the Brits are hard...the UK is far more in favour of prison sentences for habitual burglars - at 52% - than any other EU country, so the UK ain't no soft spot! Of course, this report was a field day for all the politicians: Shadow home secretary (David Davis) said, "It is clear that 10 years of failure have left the British public more at risk from both property crime and violent crime than any other comparable country in Europe." And Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Nick Clegg said the UK was the "sick man of Europe."

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