It seems to be getting worse. American liberals need to take note of what has happened, because the changes that have led to the increased crime in Britain are exactly the changes many want to see implemented in America. An excerpt from the article:
Mr Hitchens traces the descent of Britain, in only a few decades, from being one of the best-ordered societies in the western world to being among the worst-ordered. Old people here nowadays live de facto under a curfew, and would no more venture out after dark than Transylvanian peasants in the Hammer horror films about Prince Dracula. Their fears, however, are not superstitious but perfectly realistic. Fear of crime now dominates the lives of millions of people – and lucky is the householder whose first thought on returning home is not "Have I been burgled?"