British police chiefs studied the annual report of bulldog-jawed Lord Byng of Vimy, commissioner of Metropolitan Police of London. Indictable criminal offenses rose from 17,664 in 1929 to 20,553 in 1930. London's murders increased from ten to 21 in the same period. * There was a marked increase in crimes of violence. Only last week three unidentified men held up the Clydesdale Bank, at Clydebank, near Glasgow, shot two tellers dead and escaped. Scotch police blamed "Americans."

Even so the Byng report and the Clydesdale holdup were enough for police chiefs to plan...

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