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UK knife crime rate hits 10-year high, averaging over 60 a day, stats show


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The annual number of knife and offensive weapon crimes in the United Kingdom has hit a 10-year high — averaging more than 60 a day, statistics show.

According to the Ministry of Defense, which records 12-month periods ending in September, there were 22,286 of such crimes through September 2019, the highest since 2009 (when 26,364 were reported), The Telegraph said.


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