Police Data: UK Violent Crime Wave Grows Even Faster, London Knife Attacks up 40 Per Cent,
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The UK’s surge in recorded violent and sexual crime, including knife attacks, has accelerated at a faster rate than previously thought over the past year, new police statistics reveal.Sadiq Khan’s London saw the largest increase in recorded knife crime – rocketing by a massive 38 per cent in just one year.
The latest police figures from 44 forces around the country reveal that robbery was up by 29 per cent, sex offences up 23 per cent, knife crime up 21 per cent, and violent crime overall surged by 20 per cent.
There were a massive 37,443 knife crimes and 6,694 gun crime offences recorded in the 12 months to September.