One of the key tests of a state is its ability to protect its citizens. It is vital that our people feel safe and secure.

Britain suffers from more than 27,000 crimes per day, or more than ten million crimes per year – the direct result of decades of softly-softly Politically Correct policing and a failed social engineering policy which has put the rights of yobs and criminals above that of victims.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) British Crime Survey of 2008, 22 percent of people in Britain will be the victim of some crime during the course of a single year.

To combat this shocking state of affairs, the British National Party seeks a return to traditional standards of law enforcement, combined with social reform directed at addressing the root causes of criminal behaviour.

No one should have to fear that their property or person will be unlawfully interfered with. We must restore public confidence in our justice system.

The BNP will: 

– Free the police and courts from the politically correct straitjacket which is stopping them from doing their jobs properly

– End the liberal fixation with the “rights” of criminals and replace it with concern for the rights of victims – and the right of innocent people not to become victims

  • Restore Capital Punishment as an option for judges in extreme cases, such as child killers and terrorists, where guilt is proven beyond dispute (such as with DNA or other compelling evidence)
  • Crack-down on crime, with more police on the streets
  • Implement zero tolerance for drug-dealers and violent thugs
  • Tougher treatment of criminals
  • Ensure a separation between mental health and criminal problems
  • Introduce compulsory treatment for drug addicts who have committed crimes
  • Invest in projects to design out crime by better planning of neighbourhoods and products
  • Always put the rights of victims first and restore capital punishment as a sentencing option for judges
  • Leave the EU
  • Ban Sharia courts in Britain and oppose any further introduction
  • Protect our traditional laws within Britain

At the same time, the BNP recognises that decades of social welfare dependence – encouraged by disastrous Labour and Tory policies – which is the primary cause of social delinquency, must be brought to an end.

Social reform is therefore also required. Workfare, not welfare, except to the neediest, should be the norm. Only in this way can the cycle of social deprivation, which is the primary cause of indigenous criminality, be broken.

To this end, the BNP will introduce a system of workfare for those in unemployment benefit for more than six months with compulsory work and training in return for decent payment.

The socialist building block housing concrete monstrosities which blight our urban areas and which are the breeding ground for delinquency and crime will be torn down and replaced with decent housing which encourages the stable family unit.

Non-indigenous crime – rapidly becoming a serious problem, as the knife and gun crime epidemic spreading throughout our major cities – will be dealt with in terms of BNP immigration and identity policy.

Overcrowding in prisons will be solved by the deportation of the tens of thousands of foreign criminals to serve their sentences abroad in their home countries. This act alone will free up to 70 percent of jail space in many prisons.

The BNP will also:

  • Make prisons more austere and make criminals serve their full sentences. Offenders will be made to understand that they are being punished and not rewarded with a state-subsidised holiday for their crimes
  • Use electronically tagged “chain gangs” to provide labour for projects such as coastal defences
  • Introduce automatic prison sentences for all repeat offenders
  • Put police back on the streets and remove their current political correctness shackles

– Allow victims of crime full freedom to defend themselves and their property

– Make joint custody of children the norm in divorce cases;

– Grant anonymity to those accused of crimes until they are convicted

– Make police concentrate on real criminals and serve the public, not the government’s political aspirations

The British National Party alone recognises that crime must be tackled on two levels: firstly by effective policing, and secondly by addressing the root social causes of crime, both indigenous and non-indigenous in origin.

Addressing these two issues will solve the crime problem.

The time has come for change.