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Headline statistics

6

percent increase in knife crime in England and Wales on the previous 12 months. Knife crime is now at its highest ever recorded level.

46265

Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the 12 months to March 2020.

52

percent increase in knife crime in England and Wales since 2014.

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

Knife crime has risen by 6% to the year ending March 2020. It is now at its highest ever recorded level. Read our response to the release of these figures.

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