Knife Crime (11961_17)

Request

As part of the below request I would like the search to include the following weapons;

09 – KNIFE – DAGGER

10 – KNIFE – FLICK

11 – KNIFE – KITCHEN

12 – KNIFE – MACHETTE

13 – KNIFE – PEN

14 – KNIFE – CRAFT

83 – SWORD

84 – AXE

70 – DAGGER

71 – FLICK KNIFE

72 – KITCHEN KNIFE

73 – MACHETE

74 – PEN KNIFE

75 – CRAFT KNIFE

76 – LOCK KNIFE

77 – KNIFE – UNKNOWN

33 – KNIFE (N/K)

87 – MEAT CLEAVER

  1. The number of knife crime offences reported to the force in 2017 (01 January 2017 to 31 August 2017). I would like this information broken down into each calendar month.
  1. I would like to know how many of the knife crime offences were fatal (with this based on the offences of murder and manslaughter).
  1. Can you provide the outcomes for all knife crime offences between 01 January 2017 to 31 August 2017?

Response

Please find attached (11961_attachment_01.pdf).

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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