Overall crime in England and Wales has fallen by 8% to 8.9 million in the year to September 2012 compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Crimes in all categories were lower for the year, with notable decreases in vandalism, burglary and vehicle-related theft.
This was the lowest level since the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) began in 1981.
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