Stabbings in Coventry (12143/19)

Request

Please could you confirm the number of stabbings reported to West Midlands Police in the Coventry area during the following years:

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019 (Up to the date of your response)

Please break down the figures for the years above so it is clear how many stabbings there were in each individual year.

Response

Please be advised that the Force does not specifically record ‘stabbing’ as an offence. Therefore, the below data has been provided in line with ADR 160 (the Home Office ADR for Knife Crime) which stipulates certain offences and specific weapon types and weapon usages.

Weapon Types: Knife/Dagger, Bottle/Glass, Razor, Sharp Instruments

Offence Codes: Robbery, Threats to kill, Assault with injury, Attempt Murder, Manslaughter, Infanticide, Wounding, Sexual assault of a male, Rape, Sexual assault of a female, Murder

However, we have excluded ‘threats to kill’ for this request.

2015 = 163

2016 = 219

2017 = 295

2018 = 346

2019 (until 08/07/19) = 203

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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