percent increase in knife crime in England and Wales on the previous 12 months to March 2022.
Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the 12 months to March 22. This is the largest percentage increase in knife crime offences since 2019.
percent increase in knife crime in England and Wales compared to March 2012 .
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 March'22. An increase of 10% on the previous year.
offences recorded in London. This is a 9% increase compared to last year. While London continues to have highest volume of knife crime in the country, knife crime rates are lower than 10 years ago (-16%)
percent increase offences recorded in the West Midland. This is the largest percentage increase in the county in the last year. This is the second time in the last decade that the West Midlands have recorded over 6,000 knife crime offences .
Knife crime in Wales
offences recorded in Wales In the 12 months to March 2022.
percent decrease in knife crime compared to last year. This is the second year in a row that knife crime has fallen. But it still remain 122% higher that it did in March 2012.
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.