By Stephen Palmer-Recent findings released by a financial think tank have once again unwittingly underlined the undeniable links between crime and race.
The UK Peace Index, published this week by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IES), ranks all of the UK’s local authorities by the amount of crime committed in each area.
Unsurprisingly, the top ten most peaceful places have large White British majorities, whereas the least peaceful places are all majority non-White British.
Broadland in Norfolk (95.9% White British) was identified as the most peaceful council borough in England and Wales.
It contains three market towns and covers part of the Norfolk Broads.
Although it has a population of around 125,000, only eight violent crimes were recorded in 2012.
Other locations featured in the top ten are the hideously white Craven (95.4% White British), Maldon (95.8% White British) and East Dorset (96.2% White British).
The most dangerous place to live is Lewisham in South London (41.5% White British), where more than 400 violent crimes are committed every month.
In fact, all the top ten least peaceful areas are in London.
They include the vibrant and diverse Tower Hamlets (31.2% White British), Brent (18% White British) and Newham (16.7% White British).
The average White British population for the top ten most peaceful places is 90.5%, whereas it is only 35% for the ten least peaceful places.
The IES report states that just a 9% reduction in violence and crime would save the country over £11 billion, the cost of hosting the London Olympic Games.
The choice is clear: For a peaceful and more prosperous Britain, vote BNP, the only anti-immigration party. For a violent and destitute Britain, vote for anyone else.
How the results are calculated
The UK Peace Index is based on a combination of five factors - the rate of homicide, violent crime, weapons crime and public disorder, and the number of police officers, all drawn from Home Office statistics.
Homicide and violent crime are given greater weighting in the calculation as they are considered most damaging to the general peace - each makes up 26.7% of the score.
Police numbers account for 20% of the final rating, with weapons crime and public disorder accounting for 13.3% each.
Combining the five measures creates an artificial number between one and five for each region which allows all areas of the UK to be directly compared with each other for their overall levels of violence.