Robbery On The Rise

Tony Blair’s initiative to tackle street crime has suffered a major blow after figures showed a second successive increase in robbery.Street crime and robbery went up by 5% in the latest crime figures.

Police in England and Wales recorded 25,300 robberies from April to June compared with 24,200 in the same quarter last year.

It continued a trend shown in the last set of crime data when robbery rocketed 8%.

Sky News: Street Crime And Robberies Up

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