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Crime in England and Wales remains at record low

Crime remains at record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases as a result of changes in how police record incidents.

The official crime survey found there were seven million incidents in the year to September 2014 - down 11% on the previous 12 months.

Police recorded crime remained stable at 3.7 million incidents - but with rises in violence and sexual offences.

The Office for National Statistics says those rises relate to better recording.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 22 Jan 2015
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