I didnt think it was mate... I was just unsure of what was being referred to on the .....is this a fact? statement
Then again Chris... there are statistics and lies mate... is it REPORTED violence thats at a low? or actual?
I see violence reasonably regularly when a lad gets a thumping.. but if no police are called and no charges made then it goes unreported
also many women's groups who deal with sexual assaults, rapes and domestic violence have seen a REDUCTION in reporting these crimes, and not a reduction in the crimes themselves
however regardless of the stats .. up or down or the same.. there will never be a complete eradication of violent crime, so there will never be an eradictaion for the need to be prepared