No, really, I don’t think so

Currently domestic violence knife crime makes up more than 17 percent of all incidents reported to Nottinghamshire Police.

Just no.

Lord knows what the Telegraph has buggered up to say that…..

26 comments on “No, really, I don’t think so

  1. It has to be people tweeting “I’m gonna effin stab ‘im”.

    Which is of course now a much higher priority than actual stabbings.

  2. It probably means 17% of knife incidents. However it does highlight a great and also imaginary problem. How long before we are not allowed to have knives at home? Not just kitchen knives, but all forms of cutlery. Spoons too. You can do some serious damage with a spoon. Of course there will not be plastic knives either, for plastic is evil.

  3. rk,

    An organisation I deal with decided it was going to be virtue signalling about plastic and went to wooden cutlery – have you every tried eating an English breakfast with flimsy wooden cutlery? You’re in more danger from flying splints that the fat or threat to the environment. I won’t be asking for steak.

  4. “The force has 100 of the blunt blades, which can still slice food but cannot be used to stab, and have so far distributed 50 of them.”

    And the scissors, chisels, letter openers, hairpins, etc, etc?

    “Victims would need to agree to have their blades replaced as it is not mandatory.”

    Yet.

  5. They got it right on the caption for one of the images:

    “Domestic incidents made up 17 per cent of knife crime reported to Nottinghamshire Police in 2018/19.”

  6. You see things like this, and articles denouncing “fake news”, almost side by side these days. The media is a sewer of cynical lies.

  7. The premise is a non stabby knife in place of a stabby knife will reduce the DV stab statistics.

    What about the DV slash statistics?

    If it does have a positive effect i’d expect it to be quite subtle. To the extent that a small trial wouldn’t show it up. Suggests more of a PR, non-evidence based campaign to be used as a platform for legislation to require all kitchen knives to be replaced with the non stabby variety. Which you’d kind of expect more to originate in Sheffield.

  8. I see that suggesting throwing battery acid over the right sort of person is in fact a jolly jape and not anything to get upset about.

    Not that Jo Brand’s comments are anything to get over-excited about other than the humongous hypocrisy of the BBC and the left in general who would be calling for the public humiliation and execution of anyone from the right who suggested throwing battery acid over , say, an illegal immigrant.

  9. The leadership of Notts police went loopy years ago on this subject.

    They are enthusiasts for Hate Incidents, which are not anything in law but the Chief Constable and PCC Paddy Tipping work off a rhetoric that says they somehow count.

    So the 17% could be anything, Perhaps Paddywhack has been measuring the temperature of his Central Heating or something.

  10. Not that Jo Brand’s comments are anything to get over-excited about other than the humongous hypocrisy of the BBC and the left in general who would be calling for the public humiliation and execution of anyone from the right who suggested throwing battery acid over , say, an illegal immigrant.

    Remember, calling a female politician “a silly bitch” is political violence, but calling for battery acid to be thrown in your opponents’ faces is “a joke”.

  11. When did the sour faced left develop a sense of humour?

    And referring to Brand as a comedian is an insult to real comedians.

  12. If I lived with someone who would stab me with a knife if it wasn’t blunt… well I wouldn’t be living with that someone any longer.

  13. JS: ’If I lived with someone who would stab me with a knife if it wasn’t blunt… well I wouldn’t be living with that someone any longer.’

    “But I love ‘im!/It was my fault really!/He’ll change!/It was just the one time and he promised not to do it again!”

  14. @ Andrew C & Rob
    Even Theresa May, who is presumably as far from a fan of Nigel as her Christian beliefs allow, has spoken out against fatty Brand.
    Nigel can laugh off a milk shake and Arnie can shrug off a kick by a wimp but it is not a joke when you are scarred for life.

  15. @BiND

    Next we’ll have to use wooden saws

    Talking of single use forks – banning them puts the kibosh on those fruit/veg/meat lunch tubs Tesco et al sell.which have a plastic fork or spork in them.

    Lunacy.

    .
    @JuliaM June 13, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I’d bet they can’t slice tomatoes

  16. they seem to do quite well in the home made weapons class in prisons.
    you will have to ban all glass (very sharp when shattered)
    ‘paper cuts’ hurt etc

  17. ‘domestic violence knife crime’

    Is that where a knife sticks other knives in the drawers?

    Only people can commit crimes. Emphasizing a tool is indirection.

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