KnifeCrimeStatistics

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Knife crime

1

percent decrease in knife crime in England and Wales on the previous 12 months to June 2020.

47349

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

85

percent increase in knife crime in England and Wales since 2014 (comparing the 12 months from Jun 19 to Jul 20, with 12 months from Apr 13 to Mar 14)

Knife murders

262

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

24

children aged just 17 or younger were murdered with a knife or sharp object in 2019. This represents the highest number of children murdered in over a decade.

Knife crime in England

1

percent decrease in the average offence rate in England. A decrease from 81 offences per 100,000 population in 2019 to 80 in 2020 (Jul>Jun).

14188

offences recorded in London (down 6% on 2019), the highest volume knife crime locality in England (Jul>Jun)

6637

offences recorded in the North West (no percentage change on previous year), the second highest volume knife crime locality in England.

Knife crime in Wales

14

percent increase in the average offence rate in Wales. An increase from 43 offences per 100,000 population in 2019 to 49 in 2020 (Jul>Jun)

16

percent increase in offences per 100,000 population in South Wales. At 66 offences per 100,000 this is the highest in the country.

Hospital admissions

4565

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.

18

percent increase in admissions to hospitals in England for attacks by sharp objects between 2015 and 2020.

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