Runners beware - Violent crime on the increase in Warwickshire!!

With the nights drawing in and may fitness enthusiasts training in parks and running the roads the new statistics are alarming!!  New figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales show there were 3,745 reports of violence with injury in Warwickshire in the year up to March 31, 2016 - a rise of 120 per cent. This was closely followed by incidents of violence against the person which were up 71 per cent to 8,387.  In the West Midlands, the picture also showed an increase in violent incidents with violence with injury up 28 per cent to 23,199 and violence against the person up 19 per cent to 43,187.

Tom Cuddeford, interim chairman leader of West Midlands Police Federation, said: “Violent offences show a very worrying increase, particularly recorded knife crime and homicide offences. 

The below map shows the instances of violent crime this year in Warwick:

A quality martial arts club or self defence course which teaches you the skill sets to help keep you safe, build self confidence, learn conflict resolution, practice effective self-defence skills, can be the difference between being a victim of violent crime or not.  If you are unfortunate enough to be a victim, the right art with the right skills will enable you to deal with the situation more effectively. Not all martial arts clubs will or can enable the necessary skills in this area, some are ineffective as an art, some instructors aren't qualified to be able to impart the necessary effective skills. 

If martial arts or self-defence lessons are of interest to you or someone you now please contact us at Paragon who will be able to assist you.