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Hospitals report fall in victims of violence

A major study of the number of people treated after being attacked says serious violence is continuing to fall in England and Wales.

Cardiff University says 350,000 people were treated for injuries in 2009, 1,500 fewer than in the previous year. But the research also found that an estimated 2,800 children were treated for serious violence, up 8% on 2008.

Figures from the 44 hospitals involved in the research showed a fall in the number of young teenage victims. The research was carried out by a specialist team at the university who annually track the number of people treated in casualty departments after being attacked.

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