The way things are going, we are heading back to the nightmare of the 80's when crime was rampant because unemployment was so dire. I'm not defending the benefits culture, but, what little money they were getting kept them relatively passive, but once they have that taken away, then they have nothing to lose and crime goes up..
Reading another report today people in Bebington, are experiencing a spate of crime. Criminals are walking from door to door checking inside cars, breaking the windows if they see something they want, breaking into houses randomly, depending on whether anyone answers the doors and police are warning residents to be vigilant. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/wirral-estate-terrorised-thugs-residents-8078407