Originally Posted by Clava
Yep, and youths brawling after closing time of the pubs is like the weather in the UK and is also recorded as "violent crime" even though it may be no more than a black eye. You really have to have a definition of "violent crime" and the same systems of recording it to make any comparisons.
So, a little ole black eye isn't from a violent act? Really? So, if those same two people knock a tooth out, is it violent now? If they pick up a fork and stab the guy in the arm, violent now? If they grab a dart off the ole dartbaord and take out an eye, is it violent yet? A baseball (oops, cricket) bat?
Just tell me where YOU draw the line to make it a violent crime. For me, it is any criminal act (brawl) that causes physical damage.