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Trump on UK Crime Report: 'We Must Keep America Safe'

Trump on UK Crime Report: 'We Must Keep America Safe'

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By    |   Friday, 20 October 2017 08:44 AM

President Donald Trump sent a tweet Friday morning saying, "We must keep America safe," after a report was released on crime in the United Kingdom, specifically in England and Wales.

Trump was talking about an Office of National Statistics report released Thursday covering July 2016 to June 2017.

The report shows that the number of crimes recorded annually in England and Wales showed an increase of 13 percent from the previous year. Trump's tweet appeared to overemphasize the impact of terror attacks on the rise in overall crime, according to Business Insider.

The number of homicides was 664, including the 35 deaths in the London and Manchester terror attacks. Excluding those 35 deaths, the amount of homicides was up by 46 from the previous year, according to Business Insider.

While the president mentioned the "United Kingdom" in his tweet, the report did not cover the entire United Kingdom, which includes Scotland and Northern Ireland, in addition to England and Wales.

Kate McCann, the senior political correspondent at the UK's Telegraph, said the England and Wales report did not mention the words "radical Islamic terror."

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