More than 30,000 alleged crimes linked to schools were reported to police in 2014, a BBC investigation has found.

The figure – for England, Wales and Northern Ireland – is equivalent to 160 allegations per school day. Theft and violent crime were the most common types of offence to be reported.

The NSPCC said the number of reported sexual offences – 1,502 – was worrying.

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