The History of England

from Celts through 20th century

7% MORE CRIME

Category: Land + People

Criminal  offences  rose  7  per  cent  last  year:  according  to  Home  Office  figures  published  yesterday.  Robbery  was  up  30  per  cent,  criminal  damage  rose  17  per  cent  and  violence  against  the  person  increased  11  per  cent.  Burglary  was  8  per  cent  up  and  there  were  5  per  cent  more  cases  of  fraud  and  forgery.  Police  cleared  up  44  per  cent  of  offences.

(The  Financial  Times,  April,  1976)

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