It has been stressed that it is calls to police which are 50% produced on line and not the total workload.
What we are NOT told is how they originate. Whether they are a complaint from an individual who feels threatened or a report from a professional monitor hunting for....oh how I hate this word...inappropriate postings is rarely revealed. Invariably these postings display the current pet hate of the chattering classes....a belief that Yasmin Alibhai Brown is not the female Mandela,...a disbelief in Global warming, a suspicion that life in 1950's Britain did have some advantages over the present day, and so on. It would appear that the police are censoring and patrolling the internet to the detriment of real policing.
That these reports now constitute half of police time dealing with complaints should be a cause for some concern. If only because it shows how many people in Britain need to "Get a life!"