The Home Office have published figures showing that, wait for it: Reported crime has dropped. I bet you didn't see that coming. However if you look into the figures (i.e past their website's governmental propaganda crime statistics page) you will find that the picture is far from Rosy. While the chances of you being a victim of crime have reduced slightly, the chances that the person carrying out any crime against will be "off their head" on drugs has increased by 14%. Nice. Oh and though gun crime has reduced slightly, you stand a greater chance of being shot dead.
David Davis said: "Over a decade ago Gordon Brown coined the phrase 'tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime'. Drug abuse is one of the major causes of crime and these statistics show Labour have patently failed to deliver on their rhetoric."
I think the Conservative shadow home secretary could be onto something there.
Labour: Tough on crime, tough on manipulating the statistic of crime.
You can view the crime figures for 2006/7 by clicking HERE.