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Crime figures: Murders down but petty theft goes up

There has been a big fall in the numbers of murders and other killings in England and Wales, down to the lowest level for almost 30 years.

The only category of crime to show a rise includes offences such as pickpocketing, shoplifting and bicycle theft.

The BBC's Home Editor, Mark Easton, looks at the figures.

  • 19 Jul 2012
  • From the section UK