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Headline statistics

10

percent decrease in knife crime in England and Wales on the previous 12 months, to September 2021.

46239

Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales in the 12 months to September 2021

7%

percent decrease in knife crime in the West Midlands on the previous 12 months, to September 2021.

5906

Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the West Midlands in the 12 months to September 2021

Knife crime is one of our society's most pressing problems. But it is also one of the most complex.