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Knife crime across England and Wales rose to record levels last year, figures show. There were 40,829 offences recorded by police forces in 2018, up 6% on the year before. Office for National Statistics data shows cases of murder and manslaughter, excluding terror attacks, increased by 12%. There were 732 killings, up from 655 in 2017, the highest since 2008. However, overall levels of crime showed no significant change over the period. -. Fewer people injured in violent attacks - A&E data study. -. Fraud victims let down by 'inconsistent policing'. -. Crime figures: Do the police know how much there really is? -. Ten charts on the rise of knife crime in England and Wales. -. Killed in 2019: The UK's first 100 victims Full story

25 April