Knife Crime (2908/20)

 

Request

Clarification

In age grouping of the offender. So I can compare the data so see if a certain age group is more likely to be more prone to commit incidents of knife crime. Also, to see if this would be the same age group in each of the Birmingham boroughs. I hope that help to clarify my request

Request

Could I request the statistics for incidents of knife crime that were committed in each of the Birmingham boroughs from 2016 to 2020? Could you include statistics for the following only; “homicide; attempted murder; assault with injury and assault with intent to cause serious harm; robbery. If possible could you include a yearly, borough specific break down within the data?

If possible could you organise the statistics into age groups; under 18, 18- 24, 25- 34, 35- 44, 45 54, 55+

Boroughs to include; Sutton Coldfield, Perry Barr, Erdington, Ladywood, Hodge Hill, Edgbaston, Yardley, Hall Green, Selly Oak and Northfield.

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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