Bit of good news for those coming home.
: Homicide at 30-year England and Wales low.
The number of murders and killings in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level in nearly 30 years, Office for National Statistics figures show.
Police recorded 550 homicides in 2011-12, 88 fewer than the previous year and the lowest number since 1983.
Offences such as pickpocketing, shoplifting and bicycle theft rose 2%, the only crime category to show a rise.