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Fall in violent crime

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Violent crime has fallen by up to 40 per cent in parts of Britain as a result of restrictions on people’s movement in the coronavirus lockdown, according to the first official figures.

Police forces are reporting falls in overall crime rates of between eight and 30 per cent but street crime and burglaries have seen even steeper declines compared year on year  or March on February.

West Midlands, one of Britain’s biggest forces, saw a 41 per cent fall in serious violence and a 39 per cent drop in knife crime during March compared to the same month last year.

For full article https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/04/07/violent-crime-falls-40-per-cent-coronavirus-lockdown/?utm_source=gazette_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SDT+goes+Zoom+%7c+Law+firm+grants+plea+%7c+Mental+health+Q%26A_04%2f07%2f2020

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