Knife Offences in Coventry (22540_18)

Request

For Question 1 we may search – Crimes for Possession of knife offences, for Coventry Neighbourhood Policing Unit for each of 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively

 Question 2 – Knife offences, for Coventry Neighbourhood Policing Unit for each of 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively (which would include homicide and offences where a broken bottle have been used) 

Question 3 – Knife Crime Offences specifically using homicide and offences where a broken bottle have been used. For Coventry Neighbourhood Policing Unit for each of 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively 

Question 4. The number of knife or sharp instrument offences in Coventry where the location is recorded as an educational establishment for each of 2016, 2017 and 2018.  

Would you also be able to supply details of whether perpetrators were under 18 or over 18?

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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