The number of violent crimes recorded by police in England and Wales in the year ending in September 2018 rose by 19 percent, according to data released by the Home Office.
Figures released on Thursday showed that the number of homicides recorded in the two British territories rose by 14 percent over the same period, the highest record for murder and manslaughter since 2007.
The ministry cited data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), saying that robbery cases also rose by 17 percent while there were more sexual offenses. It said that there was a huge surge, about 41 percent, in the number of stalking and harassment offenses in England and Wale.
The ONS figures showed that public order offenses went up by 24 percent to 427,134, while adding that the overall crime rate in England and Wales rose by seven percent to reach a whopping figure of 5,723,182 offenses.
The new data comes amid disputes over government’s inability to fund…