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