KnifeCrimeInformationandArticles

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Headline statistics

15

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

44285

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

29

percent increase in knife crime in England and Wales since 2011

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