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Violent crime 'spiralling out of control'

Violent crime was continuing to 'spiral out of control' as police recorded one million incidents for the first time this year, the Tories warned today.
Shadow home secretary David Davis attacked the Government for going ahead with round-the-clock licensing in the wake of the figures.

There were 1,035,046 incidents of violence against the person - which does not include sexual offences or robbery - in England and Wales in 2004-05, up 8 per cent on last year's 955,800.