There have been 104 reported knife crimes in Hull in the past 12 months but just five were committed by offenders who were not British nationals.Well, that’s really nice, I’m sure, but oh, if only that wasted effort had gone into catching some of the 104 and sending them for trial, rather than trying to ascertain where they fall on the Big Dulex Colour Wheel of Races, eh?
The figures were released to the Mail by senior officers at Humberside Police after violence involving ethnic minorities.
Chief Superintendent Rick Proctor, Hull's commanding officer, said: "I do not belive (sic) the migrant communities are any more or less violent. It is a myth that is simply not true.And you gathered this vital data how? By attending regular meetings, of course!
"By my calculations, 4.8 per cent of the all the knife crimes are committed by non-British.
"And while we are still awaiting confirmation of last year's census data, which will not be available until 2013, current estimates indicate that black or minority ethnic groups now account for about 10.9 per cent of Hull's total population.
"This indicates, as I believed, that there is not a disproportionate amount of knife crime committed by our minority communities."
Chief Supt Proctor told the Mail how he had recently set up a newly invigorated set of quarterly meetings aimed at engaging more with the city's ethnic communities.Why? If your own figures indicate there’s no problem, why the need for the meetings?
Chief Supt Proctor said: "They have been around since the Macpherson Report following the murder of Stephen Lawrence but had petered out somewhat of late.Ahhh, I see. The fact that they might have ‘petered out’ because no-one felt a need for them clearly didn’t occur to you…
"We get members of different communities together so we can have an open dialogue with them.
"It's about engagement and understanding. The last meeting was excellent and I really enjoyed it. You can really learn something. "
"Most of our community are white heterosexuals…Oh, really? You must have to hold a lot of meetings for them, then?
Oh. Right. Of course you don’t, do you?