Violent crime has rocketed by 44 per cent under Labour, official Parliamentary research revealed last night.
The House of Commons Library report is the definitive independent verdict on the 13-year record of the Government.
The House of Commons Library figures take into account changes to the ways police count violent crimes.
Its report says the number of crimes of violence against the person in 2008/09 was 887,942 - an increase of 44 per cent on the adjusted figure of 618,417 for 1998/99.
A Home Office spokesman said: 'The British Crime Survey is the best indicator of long-term trends than police recorded crime because it is unaffected by changes in levels of reporting to the police or police recording practices.'
Criminologist Dr David Green, director of Civitas, said of the research: 'It is very revealing and fits intuitively with what many people feel and what many people have been saying.
'For people to feel that violent crime is going up and to be told they are suffering from moral panic has always been of some concern.'
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