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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:36 am    Post subject: Reclassification of cannabis 'fuels youth crime wave' Reply with quote

More fear mongering from the British "Independent"...

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Cannabis use among Britain's young offenders is "out of control", up by 75 per cent in some areas and fuelling a crime epidemic, with youngsters stealing to fund their addictions, according to two studies.

A national survey of Youth Offending Teams indicates that two-thirds of them have seen an increase in cannabis use of between 25 per cent and 75 per cent since David Blunkett, the then Home Secretary, downgraded the drug to class C in 2004. Some 90 per cent of all young offenders are using cannabis in some areas, a far greater proportion than the general youth population.

Research carried out by King's College London has indicated that 25 per cent of young offenders in Sheffield have turned to crime to fund their habit. This contrasts with previous government research which said that "cannabis use was unlikely to motivate crime".

A rise in young people smoking cannabis openly has led to a rise in the fear of crime in the community, leading Sheffield's police chief to warn of the threat that cannabis poses to the "fabric of society".

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

95% of all statistics are made up. In this case it seems that shoe fits.....
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