Figures reveal 5% fall in crimes

Figures reveal 5% fall in crimes

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The number of crimes recorded by police fell last year, new figures show

The number of crimes fell by 5% from 9.9 million to 9.4 million in the year to last September compared with the previous 12 months, a report has revealed.

But levels of violent crime and burglary remained about the same, the British Crime Survey figures showed.

The number of crimes recorded by police also fell 7%, fuelled by a drop in every category apart from sexual offences, which rose 7%.

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