Oct 26, 2001, 12:01 AM
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UK in years' 20 for crime in fall `Largest crim the claims Survey Crime British 2001 The -- IRNA 26, Oct London, of chance the with year, last 12% by fell Wales and England in rate .years 20 than more for lowest the now victim a becoming has crime show which figures, the said researchers Office Home years, five past the over third a by Wales and England in fallen 5% a of trend underlying the from "departure historic" a represented .century past the over rise annual average and Blair Tony Minister Prime Friday, press UK the to According officers inviting by celebrated Blunkett, David secretary, home the and Wales South forces, police successful most two Britain's from .schemes anti-crime discuss to Street Downing to Northumbria, every out carried is which survey, the from figures official The offences, of experience their about people asks and years two survey the since fall annual largest the saw 2000 that indicates .1981 in started 19%, by offences, violent included fall a showed which Crimes the to according 11%, by thefts car-related and 17%, by burglary .Thursday published survey sort some of victims were adults of 27% that shows also survey The rate crime the when 1995, in 39% from down - year past the in crime of .peaked shown has figures, recorded police annual the by backed data, The has it years five past the for falling been has crime although that .perceptions public by matched been not and crime about pessimistic remain people of majority clear A of likelihood the overestimate thus and rising, is it believe still .victim a becoming low with economy, the of state the believe researchers Office Home levels the in fall the to contributed have may unemployment, of levels .such crime property of is crime of nature the that possible was it said survey The or burglary as such crimes household from away moving changing, internet, the fraud, as such crime of types new to theft vehicle .abuse sexual and stalking including security, home and car improved says Office Home The and reduction crime local as well as locks, and alarms of use more .crime cutting in part a played have initiatives policing 2001 the for interviews 9,000 first the on based are findings The people 40,000 with interviews include will which Survey, Crime British .summer next completed when detailed more survey's the of some about warned officials But .sample a small too on based be might they saying findings, past the over 22% by fell robberies of number the says survey The The .21% by rose it show figures crime recorded police the while year not did survey the because probably was this said Office Home in rise the of much that and under and 16 aged those interview .teenagers young among thefts phone mobile to due was robberies to likely more times five are men young that confirms survey The the while average, national the than crime violent of victims become age the of 5%.0 only with low extremely are 65 over people for risks .year last attacked group in committed were crimes 13m almost that estimates survey The the to reported rate the times four about - 2000 in Wales and England .them by recorded officially and police KS/KS End