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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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Crime falls despite 4,500 fewer police officers

There has been a big fall in crime across England and Wales, despite there being 4,500 fewer police officers. Crime fell by nine percent in the last year. It is now at its lowest level since 1981. But some are warning that the cuts could make such progress hard to sustain.

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