A record 14% fall in the last 12 months has taken crime levels in England and Wales to their lowest level for 33 years, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Crime has fallen across most types of offenses, according to the authoritative crime survey of England and Wales with the largest falls including a 20% drop in violent crime, a 17% fall in criminal damage and a 10% fall in theft.

In fact, the fall in crime has meant fewer police officers needed on the street and a total cut in the police force of 15,825 since 2010.

(READ the story from the Guardian)

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