Knife Crime (513_15)

Request

My request relates to the number of unsolved cases of knife crime in the area you cover.

I would like to know:

For the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, how many confirmed incidents of crime where a knife was involved have been left unsolved up to the current day, for the area covered by West Midlands Police.

A breakdown of the number of unsolved cases of knife crime each of the years listed above, for the area covered by West Midlands Police.

A breakdown of the different types of knife crime that occurred in each of the years listed above, for the area covered by West Midlands Police.

Response

Please find attached (513_attachment_01.pdf).

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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