The Telegraph has a spread outlining the 100 worst violent crimes over the period of a week. Nasty reading. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Law and order must be devolved to local control, so the suffering and silent majority can get rid of chief constables and politicians who do not crack down on crime. More prisons and more police rather than ridiculous and expensive ID cards may help things - unprovoked assaults leading to death should see the offender locked up for 25 years with no parole. The thought of losing 1/3 of one's lifespan in prison rather than 5 or 10 years may act as a deterrent.