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Knife Crime Data for England and Wales

7%

increase in Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the last 12 months (to December 2023.)

49489

Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the year ending December 2023.

81%

increase in Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the last 10 years (up to December 2023.)

Knife murders

244

murders involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales in the 12 months to March 2023.

78

young people aged under 25 were murdered with a knife or sharp object in the 12 months to March 2023. 10 were aged under 16.

Regional Knife Crime Data

20%

increase in Met Police recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in London in the last year (up to December 2023.)

16%

increase in knife or sharp instrument offences recorded by South West police forces in the last year (up to December 2023.)

7%

increase in knife or sharp instrument offences recorded by Police in Wales in the last year (up to December 2023.)

Other Knife Crime Data

7.8

Average custodial sentence length for adults found guilty of possessing a blade or point article increased from 7.1 months in 2012 to 7.8 months in 2022

Hospital admissions

3803

the number of admissions into NHS hospitals in England and Wales for assault by a sharp object in the year ending December 2023.

2%

decrease compared to the year ending December 2022.

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