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Alcohol & Drugs

Official drug trends 2018

Around 1 in 29 (3.5%) of adults aged 16 to 59 had taken a Class A drug in the last year, equivalent to around 1.1 million people.

Alcohol & Drugs

648,000 people sexually assaulted last year

Latest ONS official statistics based on the Crime Survey for England and Wales reveal that 83% victims (83%) did not report their experiences to the police.

Criminal Justice

6.7 million have suffered domestic violence

Latest ONS official statistics based on the Crime Survey for England and Wales reveal trends in domestic abuse and that nearly 2 million people were victims last year.

Criminal Justice

Homicide rate continues to rise

Latest crime figures show increasing conflict between different data sources but a worrying 8% annual rise in the number of homicides.

Alcohol & Drugs

Official picture of drug use 2017

Latest official drug stats shows no major changes in patterns of consumption except for a drop in the use of New Psychoactive Substances.

Policing

Rise in the use of weapons

Crime levels stable Last week (19 January 2017), the Office for National Statistics published the latest crime figures for England and Wales which cover the

Alcohol & Drugs

Where is cannabis most popular?

Data from the Crime Survey show that people in the West Country are more than 1 1/2 times more likely to smoke cannabis that those in the East Midlands.

Alcohol & Drugs

Regional drug preferences

Interesting drug map finds that Welsh people use more amphetamines, West Country folk more cannabis and Londoners take twice as many Ecstasy tablets.

Policing

10 key facts from the latest crime figures

There was a 7% increase in police recorded crime compared with the previous year, with 4.4 million offences recorded in the year ending December 2015. Most of this rise is thought to be owing to improved crime recording by the police leading to a greater proportion of reports of crime being recorded in the last year.

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