Crime across England and Wales falls by 7% to record low

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The most recent data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed that the level of crime has dropped by 7% in the year leading to June, with only 8.5 million incidents being recorded, compared to 9.1 million in the previous year.

Additionally, as a media news report revealed, data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales also suggested that crime levels were actually half the peak level recorded in 1995 and the lowest since the survey began in 1981.

Nevertheless, it’s not all good news, and that’s because cases of fraud rose by 21 per cent, sexual offences by 9 per cent and theft was up by 8 per cent, which is believed to be driven by the theft of smartphones and pick-pocketing.

In the year ending June 2013, a total of 230,355 fraud offences were reported. This represented an increase of 21 per cent compared to the previous year and up 59 per cent compared with 2007/08.

Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker said: “England and Wales are safer than they have been for decades but we will continue to deliver measures which keep pace with the changing nature of crime and improve our ability to combat emerging issues.”

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