Assaults on emergency workers have surged as lockdown restrictions eased across the UK.
Assaults against police officers and other emergency services personnel was up 31% in the four weeks to August 2, compared with last year, despite a 7% drop in recorded crime.
compared with the same period last year, recorded rape was up 2% in England and Wales.
According to the National Police Chiefs’ Council, shoplifting was down 30%, residential burglaries dropped by 23% and assaults were down 16%.
Meanwhile, a staggering 18,683 fixed-penalty notices have been issued under new coronavirus laws in England and Wales between March 27 and August 17.
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