A&E study says fewer people are injured in violent attacks.



A study of A&E data has said that the levels of violence in England and Wales are on the decline. In spite of the increase in knife crime.

The analysis by Cardiff University found admissions of patients that had been injured in violent attacks had dropped by 1.7% in 2018.

The analysis indicates that the rise in knife crime, gun crime, and homicide that has been recorded by police is not part of a wider upsurge.

The authors of the study said the rise of harm crimes amid falling overall violence is difficult to explain.

Data were collected from 126 A&E departments, minor injury units and walk-in centres across Wales and all nine regions of England,

It was estimated that 187,584 people had attended A&E with injuries of violence in 2018 which was 3,162 fewer than the previous year.

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