How is it possible that British violent crime, including gun crime has gone up...violent crime in total 24%, and gun crime by 10% in London and other major cities.... While gun murder in the U.S. has gone down 49% since the 1990s, and all violent crime went down 75% since the 1990s...as more Americans bought guns and now over 15 million Americans carry guns legally,,,? Britain.... Violent crime in England and Wales is up 24%, police figures show CCTV captures shooting during 12-man brawl in north London Shots were fired during a confrontation involving at least 12 men in a quiet suburban street, police have revealed. CCTV footage shows three car-loads of men, thought to be rival gangs, pull up in a residential street in north London, before squaring up to each other in the lamplight. One hooded man pulls away from the huddle, points a handgun towards a driver’s seat and apparently fires as the car reverses away. -------- Latest figures show a 10 per cent increase in firearms incidents – up to 2,122 – in the past year. Violent crime in England and Wales was up 24 per cent during the 12 months ending June this year, according to an Office for National Statistics report.===================== Homicides in England and Wales up 14% The police-recorded crime figures include a 9% rise in knife crime and a 4% rise in gun crime, which are thought to reflect a rise in gang violence largely in London and Manchester. The rise in gun crime is the first recorded for eight years and includes a 10% rise in London. The official statisticians say that a 36% rise in sexual offences, including the highest number of rapes since 2003 – at 33,341 – reflect a greater willingness of victims to come forward to report such crimes rather than a real surge in attacks. The U.S.... Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49% lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew. The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993. Violent non-fatal crime victimization overall (with or without a firearm) also is down markedly (72%) over two decades.