You'd have to produce some evidence that numbers of people training have gone up, first. Certainly participation rates for common ones like Judo and boxing haven't taken any notable spike in the last decade that I know of.Genghis wrote:So - why? Can we take any small credit for a relationship between widespread martial arts practice and improved national safety? Are muggers and murders giving up because there may be a JuJitsuka or Kempoka around every corner?
nry wrote:Quite probably because they have changed the way the statistics are put together, that's often why things like unemployment drop!
Daftbugger wrote:I notice that it includes murders and people admitted to hospital, but not much else. But peaceful, really? Have the 2011 riots been forgotten so quickly?