Studiously ignored by the MSM though covered by local press and, only the increase in rapes, by the BBC, Police Professional reports:
A total of 6.3 million crimes were recorded in the year to March 2022 – four per cent higher than the previous all-time high of 6.1 million in 2019/20.
It is also up 16 per cent on 2020/21, when crime levels were affected by Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
The figures, which have been published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show knife crime, theft and domestic abuse all increased in the 12 months to March.
Police-recorded offences of fraud and computer misuse have risen 17 per cent, from 828,364 in 2020/21 to 965,162 in 2021/22.
Knife crime rose by ten per cent to 49,027 offences in the year to March, compared with 44,642 in the previous 12 months – although this is below the pre-pandemic year of 2019/20, which saw 55,078 offences.
Various types of police-recorded crime are now at their highest level since current records began in 2002/03, including the number of rape offences (70,330 in 2021/22), all sexual offences (194,683), stalking and harassment offences (722,574), and all violence against the person offences (2.1 million).https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/police-recorded-crime-in-england-and-wales-hits-highest-level-on-record/
The comparative picture, even more concealed by media neglect, across the UK: