I know that I am going to be accused of being a racist but this question needs answering. According to statistics non whites make up about 5.5 percent of the population (in the year 2000). http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs/s95race00.pdf So why is the percentage of gun and knife crime that is being committed in the UK not reflected in these figures. Every week there are more and more gun and knife crimes being committed and if the media is to be believed about 90% of this is committed by non whites. I may be old fashioned but I do not believe that being black and from a disadvantaged background automatically leads to crime. Too often the system is blamed for the fact that young men are committing horrendous acts of violence against other young men. This did not happen with such regularity 20 years ago. Unfortunately if a black youth is stopped and searched by the police he invariably complains that it is because of the colour of his skin. Due to political correctness I believe that the only ones capable of turning this situation around is the black community themselves. They have to say enough of our youngsters have being killed or maimed and take control of their families lives and attitudes. standing by for both incoming and suggestions.