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Her Majesty's most effective police force?

Rosindell is back to his old habit of enquiring about the pink bits on the map:

"Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what records he holds on the number of violent crimes that have taken place in the Falkland Islands in each of the last five years".

Gillian Merron: I understand from the Royal Falkland Islands Police that the number of violent crimes over the last five years in the Falkland Islands was: Murder: none, Attempted murder: none, Manslaughter: none, Attempted rape: none, Robbery: none. Cases of assault occasioning actual bodily harm or common assault: 20 in total—three in 2004, six in 2005, four in 2006, four in 2007 and three in 2008. Rape: two in total—one in 2005 and one in 2007. Grievous bodily harm: five in total—three in 2005, one in 2006 and one in 2008"

For sake of easy maths, let us say that the population of the Islands of the Blessed is 3000 and that of the UK 60 million (and England & Wales 53 m) thus allowing a comparatively straight forward comparison of crime rates. Whether that figure includes our miltary types is unknown, likewise whether the crime figures includes intra-military violence is unknown, but I would guess not. So here they are:

Murder

UK - 0.014 per thousand. Falklands - 0 (Data found here. BCS does not cover murder..)

Crimes of violence (data here)

England & Wales - 4.1 per thousand, Falklands - 1.3 per thousand (on the basis of an average of 4 violent crimes per year)

So far so good.

Sexual violence

UK - 0.08 per thousand, Falklands 0.01 per thousand.

Perhaps the Met etc would be better of going on junkets, cough, fact-finding tours to Stanley rather than NYC, Sydney etc.

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