Knife Crime (2851_17)

Request

We can search Walsall, Dudley Sandwell & Wolverhampton NPU’s and provide totals for 2016/ 2015 / 2014

We are able to search Knife crime, which includes bottles and other similar weapons. We can narrow that down further by including injury but it would then require a free text search in the summary field for “Stab” and provide totals with an outcome of charged.

Could you look at offences just involving knives and knife crime however please, but not other weapons?

Response

Please find attached our response.

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.

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