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A&E data 'shows drop in violence' in England and Wales

Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.

Cardiff University looked at data from almost a third of emergency departments, and found a 12% fall in injuries from violent incidents in 2013.

It is thought that alcohol becoming less affordable, and a drop in binge drinking, could partly explain the findings.

Mark Easton reports.

  • 23 Apr 2014
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