May 13, 2015 | Becki Hooper | News

Burglaries Increasing


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The figures show burglaries in England and Wales have increased 4% compared to the year before. Drugs crime also increased 6% which could be because police are giving more cannabis warnings.

According to the BBC, the risk of crime is at a historically low level. It is the second time burglaries have increased since the credit crunch began.

The figures came from the Home Office which uses both police figures and the British Crime Survey.

The figures also show:

  1. Since 1997, crime has fallen 39%
  2. Violent crime decreased by 6%
  3. Knife burglaries increased, but the number of deaths from knives decreased

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