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The safest year on record was 2020
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The safest year on record was 2020

Lockdown saw violence plunge by a third as the country enjoyed 'the safest year on record' in 2020, a study has shown. Covid-19 restrictions meant 56,653 fewer people were treated in hospitals in England and Wales for violence-related injuries in 2020 compared to the previous year. Emergency hospital treatment for violence injury among men fell by 33 per cent, with a drop of 28 per cent for women, according to a Cardiff University study. Professor Jonathan Shepherd, co-author of Violence in England and Wales in 2020, said: From a violence perspective, 2020 was the safest year on record. Data gathered from 133 NHS hospital emergency units showed 119,111 people attended for treatment of violence-related injuries in 2020, down from 175,764 in 2019. The figures showed the biggest falls si...