The increase was driven by rises in fuel thefts, thefts from cars and most wrongly, from a rise in the most serious types of violence.
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Boro will face either Man City or Huddersfield at the Riverside.
On Wednesday morning, the jury returned with six guilty verdicts against Stewart after five-and-a-half hours of deliberation.