The most serious assaults are up the most

I previously blogged how violent crime across the board is up. Now not all acts of violence are equal. Some may leave minor bruising and some may almost kill you, such as a stabbing.

The most serious category is “Serious Assault resulting in injury”. Let’s look at those.

Back in the good old days there were only 10,000 of these most serious assaults. Last year there were over 23,000.

The rate of serious assaults causing injury has increased 108% from 2.2 to 4.6 in just five years.

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