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United Kingdom

10 September 2007

BBC News, Poll

The fear of gun and knife crime affects people across the UK, not just those in inner-city communities, a poll for think tank Policy Exchange claims. The survey of 2,156 adults found 45% felt their area was less safe than it was five years ago due to such crimes. Nearly a third of those living in urban areas said they or their family were at risk, compared to 23% in rural areas. The Home Office said the risk of being a victim of gun crime, especially outside... (

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