Knife crime in England and Wales rises to record high, ONS figures show

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Knife crime in England and Wales increased last year to a new record high, figures released by the Office for National Statistics have shown. The ONS said police recorded 45,627 offences in the year to December 2019. That is 7% more than in 2018, and the highest since knife crime statistics were first collected in 2010-11.