Bobby's carrying guns
22 Jan 2016
..........“The pattern of immigration is part of a cocktail of factors that has led to the increase in the murder figures,” said David Wilson, professor of criminology at Birmingham City University.
“The wider range of tasks that detectives have been asked to do in the last five years, and the decline in detective numbers, will also have an impact – but this will only really become apparent when data on clear-up rates emerge as time goes on.”
A murder squad detective, who declined to be named, said: “We have anecdotal evidence that we’re seeing growing numbers of murders involving migrants, particularly eastern European men. Large numbers of men in this group come here to work … and tend to live in house shares where they do a lot of drinking.
“This can lead to fallings out, and violence, particularly at weekends. We need to do more work on this because it’s only just starting to show up in the figures.”