Newly released figures show there were 30,202 cases recorded by police in the year ending June 2023.

That’s a 21% rise on the 24,877 in the year before – an additional 5325 incidents.

The only bigger jump is when comparing stats for the year ending December 2021 to December 2022 – from 21234 to 26835 (26%). And analysis from LBC shows that’s there hasn’t been as big a yearly June to June rise going back until 1990.

We recently reported how UK police are being urged to scan every CCTV image of shoplifters with facial recognition technology – with warnings the crime has reached “endemic” levels.

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