Explained numerous times, partly has to do with the unnaturally high amount of ‘violent’ offences on the UK statute books, some of which wouldnt be crimes of violence in other countries (the ship in bad weather assault crime being a classic example).
“...has to do with the unnaturally high amount of violent offences on the UK statute books...”
So it’s a bookeeping error? You Brits are too fastidious?
OK, I’ll bite, what’s a “ship in bad weather assault crime?” I’m curious. What other kinds of non-violent crimes are reported as violent there? I know from experience that British cities “feel” safe for the most part, but feelings can be deceiving.
Maybe it’s something we can blame on the English and leave it at that :)