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Trump Erroneously Credits Rise In UK Crime To 'Islamic Terror'

21 October 2017

There does not appear to be any report titled, "United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror". "While improvements made by police forces in recording crime are still a factor in the increase, we judge that there have been genuine increases in crime - particularly in some of the low incidence but more harmful categories".

Citing the rise of violent crime in the United Kingdom, President Trump on Friday urged Americans to stay vigilant on this side of the Atlantic as jihadis continue exporting terror to the West. "Not good, we must keep America safe!" the USA president tweeted on Friday.

The ONS figures, released yesterday, showed a 13 per cent annual increase in crime across England and Wales.

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But murders and attempted murders attributed to terrorism represent well under one per cent of the crimes cited in yesterday's report, almost all of which have no link to extremism.

The statistics show that in the year ending June 2017, of the 664 homicides in England and Wales, 35 were caused by the London and Manchester terror attacks. Jo Swinson, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, said that the President was "spreading fear".

"Donald Trump would be better paced looking at issues in his own country such as the huge number of deaths from gun violence which despite repeated atrocities from Sandy Hook to Las Vegas, the US government have failed to take action on", Doughty told the Daily Mail. "Donald Trump would be better placed looking at issues in his own country such as the huge number of deaths from gun violence".

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The ONS said police had recorded 5.2m offences in the year to June, ranging from gun crime, knife crime, robberies, sexual offences, stalking and harassment, burglary and auto crime. "In latest Twitter outburst United States president makes terror link even though annual crime figures record all police-recorded offences", the award-winning two-century old newspaper points out.

And in June, soon after news reports surfaced about the London Bridge terror attacks, he seized on the moment to promote the travel ban.

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Trump Erroneously Credits Rise In UK Crime To 'Islamic Terror'