Increasing Theft in the UK

Increasing Theft in the UK

“Figures from Statista sum up the return of theft as a major issue. “The 85,700 robbery offences that happened in England & Wales in 2018/2019 marked an 11-year high for this type of crime. While this is still far lower than the 110,000 recorded in 2002/03, it has also happened just a few years after there were as few as 50,000 of these incidents reported in 2014/15,” a spokesperson from Statista says.”

“Total offences across England and Wales have increased by 13% in the last two years to 3.75 million per year. This has been driven by an 8% rise in domestic burglary and bicycle theft; a 14% increase in vehicle-related theft; a 17% jump in personal property theft; and an 11% increase in other instances of household theft.”

“More evidence comes from insurer NFU, which reports that, for the second year in succession, rural crime has risen dramatically. In 2018, rural crime cost the UK £49.9m. Compared to the cost in 2017, this is an increase of 12% – about £5.4m. It means that in the last two years, the cost of rural crime has increased by more than £10m.”  Read more  

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