In the Media

Experts deride report on crime and moral decline

PUBLISHED January 3, 2005

Leading experts on law and order have dismissed a claim that Britain has one of the highest crime rates in the developed world, caused by a decline in faith and moral values.

The report by the right-of-centre thinktank Civitas adds that British policing is among the worst in the world.
It says that France, Germany and the US have had more success in tackling the "sharp rises in crime" since the 1960s triggered by a "decline in shared values".