percent decrease in knife crime in England and Wales on the previous 12 months to March 2021. Knife crime has now fallen for 4 quarters in a row.
Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the 12 months to March 2021
percent increase in knife crime in England and Wales since 2011 .
Police-recorded murders involving a knife or sharp instrument in the 12 months to March 2021.
children aged just 17 or younger were murdered with a knife or sharp object in the 12 months to March 2020.
Knife crime in England
offences recorded in England in the 12 months to March'21
offences recorded in London. This is a 31% drop compared to last year and knife crime is now at its 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 East of England. Knife crime has increase by 120% in this region in the last decade
Knife crime in Wales
offences recorded in Wales In the 12 months to March 2021. This is slight decrease (less the 1%) on last year
percent increase in Knife Crime in Wales in the last decade
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.