Byline: JAMES SLACK
ROBBERY rates have soared across England, research revealed yesterday.
A Government study comparing life today with 15 years ago exposes an alarming rise in the crime in every region.
In 1990, 72 robberies per 100,000 people were recorded.
In 2004/5 there were 168 per 100,000.
The numbers have risen every year since 1990 - but have increased sharply since Labour came to power in 1997.
That year, robberies stood at 121 per 100,000.
Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said: 'Robbery is up by a third since Labour came to power and violence has doubled.' Last night, the figures fuelled outrage over plans …