UK crime figures: Murder and knife crime see huge rise as Britain gripped by ...

UK crime figures: Murder and knife crime see huge rise as Britain gripped by ...
UK crime figures: Murder and knife crime see huge rise as Britain gripped by ...

Offences involved knives or sharp instruments increased by 16 percent, according to police-recorded crimes for the year to March, published by the Office for National Statistics.

The total number of murders and manslaughter - classified as homicides in the stats - rose by 12 percent - 74 accounted cases.

Caroline Youell, crime statistics and

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