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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.

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Police officer numbers 'lowest since 2002'

The number of police officers dropped by 3.4% in the past year. Credit: PA

The number of police officers in England and Wales has dropped for the fourth consecutive year - by 3.4 percent or 4,516 - taking the total to its lowest level since 2002, the Home Office said.

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