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Murders and knife crime rise in England and Wales

10:59 am, 19th July 2018

The rise in the murder rate is the fourth consecutive increase with 701 cases, the figures show for the year ending March 2018.

Knife crime continues to rise with police recording 40,147 offences this year compared to last year.

Gun crime showed a 2% increase with 6,492 offences recorded.

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