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Domestic crime is on the up

PUBLISHED: 15:49 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 16:06 25 August 2010

RAPE and domestic crime rocketed last year despite crime being at a ten-year-low.

RAPE and domestic crime rocketed last year despite crime being at a ten-year-low.

Across London gun crime fell by 27.1 per cent whilst the number of rapes went up by 16.1 per cent meaning 469 more than the year before.

In Greenwich crime was down by three per cent with homicide down by three incidents, together with violence against the person down by 478 and gun-enabled crime down by 70.

But domestic crime soared by 752 incidents, motor crime rose by 410, and homophobic crime was up by 18.

Although crime in Bexley was down by 2.1 per cent, with robbery down by 65 and rapes by two, homicide were up by four, burglary by 185, domestic crime by 549 and homophobic crimes by nine.

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