UK Crime Data

6th October 2019 / NewsBits

Violent crime recorded by police in England and Wales has risen by 19% in a year (for 2018), Home Office figures show.

The number of homicides – including murder and manslaughter – rose from 649 to 739, an increase of 14%, in the 12 months to the end of September 2018.

It is the highest total for such crimes since 2007.

Robbery went up by 17%, as did recorded sexual offences

Overall crimes recorded by police went up by 7% with a total of 5,723,182 offences recorded.

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There has also been an increase in stalking and harassment offences recorded by police, which have risen by 41%.

Public order offences went up by 24% to 427,134.

Source: ONS

 

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