KnifeCrimeStatistics

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Knife crime

9

percent decrease in knife crime in England and Wales on the previous 12 months to December 2020. Knife crime has now fallen for 3 quarters in a row.

46015

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

71

percent increase in knife crime in England and Wales since 2014 (comparing the 12 months from December'14, to March'14). While recent trends show that Knife Crime is decreasing it still remains at a historically high level.

Knife murders

275

Police-recorded murders involving a knife or sharp instrument in the 12 months Between April 2019 to March 2020.

23

children aged just 17 or younger were murdered with a knife or sharp object between April 2019 and March 2020.

Knife crime in England

44292

offences recorded in England to December'20. This is down from 48,767 (-10%) in December'19.

11459

offences recorded in London down from 14586 in 2019, a drop of 21%. However London remains the highest volume crime locality in England

6450

offences recorded in the West Midlands (down 5% compared to the previous year), the second highest volume knife crime locality in England.

Knife crime in Wales

1467

offences recorded in Wales in December'20. Up from 1,350 (+ 9%) in December'19. Knife Crime is now 250% higher in Wales than it was in March 2014.

20

percent increase in Knife Crime in Gwent in 2020. South Wales recorded a 9% increase, North Wales a 5% increase and Dyfed Powys remained unchanged.

Hospital admissions

4620

admissions to hospitals in England for attacks by sharp objects between April 2019 and March 2020. This represents an 8% drop on admissions compared to 2018-19.

54

percent increase in admissions to hospitals in England for attacks by sharp objects between April 2020 and July 2020.

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