Thefts rise by nine percent

The number of thefts "from the person" has risen by nine percent, according to crime figures released today by the ONS.

More: Rapes rise due to 'Savile effect'

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Rapes rise due to 'Savile effect'

The number of rapes recorded by police has risen by 2% in the past year, with the increase thought to be linked to the knock-on effect of the Jimmy Savile investigation, the ONS said.