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Knifepoint robberies rise by 10%

Figures from the British Crime Survey show the number of knifepoint robberies rose by 10% in the year to September.

However, overall crime in England and Wales fell by 4%.

The recorded crime statistics cover the August riots but researchers say their impact was "small".

Researchers say the rise is statistically significant.

The BBC's Chris Buckler reports.

  • 19 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK