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Knife crime


percent decrease in knife crime in England and Wales on the previous 12 months to September 2021. Knife crime has now fallen for 6 quarters in a row.


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


percent increase in knife crime in England and Wales compared to March 2011 .

Knife murders


Police-recorded murders involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales in the 12 months to March 2021.


teenagers were murdered with a knife or sharp object in 2021 in London.

Knife crime in England


offences recorded in England in the 12 months to September'21


offences recorded in London. This is a 16% drop compared to last year and knife crime offences are now at their lowest level for a decade in the capital. However, London still has the highest volume of knife crime in the country.


offences recorded in the North West of England. Knife crime has increased by two thirds (66%) in this region in the last decade

Knife crime in Wales


offences recorded in Wales In the 12 months to June 2021. This is slight decrease (less the 1%) on last year


percent increase in Knife Crime in Wales in the last decade

Hospital admissions


finished consultant episodes (FCE) recorded in English hospitals in 2020/21 due to assault by a sharp object. This was 14% lower than in 2019/20 but 12% higher than in 2014/15.


percent increase in admissions to hospitals in England for attacks by sharp objects in 2020/21 compared to 2014/15.

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