Young people carrying / investigated for Weapons (11793_17)

Request

CLARIFICATION

 Would it be possible to search for any of the offences within 10 including 10A, B, C and D?  

Possession of firearms with intent (10A)

Possession of firearms offences (10B)

Possession of other weapons (10C)

Possession of article with blade or point (10D) 

for people under 18 from 2014 to date .

 If not please search for offence of possession of article with blade or point.

REQUEST

 I would like to find out the number of young people ( if it categorised in terms of exact ages that would be great ) reported or investigated for carrying a weapon/ weapons between 2014 to date please .

Response

Please find enclosed 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.

Offences for date – 01/01/2014 to 31/10/2017

10A- Possess Firearm with Intent 

Offences include

00803 – Set a Spring Gun with Intent GBH

00813 – Possess Firearm Committing Offence

00814 – Posses Shotgun Committing Offence

00815 – Possess Air Weapon Committing Offence

00816 – Posses Firearm with Intent

00817 – Have Shotgun with Intent to Resist Arrest

00818 – Posses Air Weapon with Intent

00823 – Posses Firearm cause Fear

00824 – Posses Shotgun cause Fear

00825 – Posses Air Weapon cause Fear

 

Defendant / Suspect Age 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
11 1       1
12 1       1
13 2 1 1 1 5
14 3 1 7 1 12
15 1 5   5 11
16 4 3 3 5 15
17 5 3 5 9 22
Grand Total 17 13 16 21 67

No data – for sub category 10B Possession of firearms offences as this is now included within   10 A / 10 C / 10D / as Legislation has changed

10C- Posses other Weapons

Offences include

00811 – Possess Offensive Weapon

00828 – Possess Offensive Weapon at school

00853 – Using someone to mind a Dangerous Weapon –Offensive/ Weapon/ Knife / Bladed Weapon

00861 – Threaten a person with an Offensive Weapon in a public place

00863 – Threaten a person with a Blade/ Sharply Pointed Article on a school premises.

 

Defendant / Suspect Age 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
10 1 2     3
11 2 1 4   7
12 3 5 6 7 21
13 2 6 13 15 36
14 8 15 13 17 53
15 18 21 32 18 89
16 19 24 28 19 90
17 25 33 28 14 100
Grand Total 78 107 124 90 399

10D – Posses Article with Blade or Point

Offences include

00826 – Have Blade or Point in a Public place

00827 – Have Blade or Point at a school

00862 – Threaten a person with a Blade/ Sharply Point Article on a school premises

00864 – Threaten a person with a Blade/ Sharply Point Article in a public place

 

Defendant / Suspect Age 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
10   1 7 8 16
11 3 3 11 12 29
12 5 13 25 17 60
13 12 17 33 31 93
14 18 37 34 36 125
15 18 29 59 43 149
16 28 43 47 45 163
17 21 39 39 39 138
Grand Total 105 182 255 231 773

 

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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