UK Crime Data
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.
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.