Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Serious violence falls sharply in England and Wales, study says

SERIOUS violence fell substantially in England and Wales last year, a study has shown reports the BBC.

Despite increases in the two previous years, the overall trend is for a long-term decline in serious violence, Cardiff University researchers found.

The fall was driven by reductions among 18 to 30-year-olds, the work showed.

“England and Wales are safer now than they were a year ago, much safer than two decades ago,” said lead author Prof Jonathan Shepherd.

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