Stabbings and Shootings (1740A/21)
How many stabbing victims have there been in 2019,2020 and 2021? Can this be broken down by year?
How many shooting victims have there been in 2019,2020 and 2021? Can this be broken down by year?
What was the age of the youngest stab victim in 2021?
Age of the youngest person arrested for possession of an offensive weapon in 2021?
Clarification received 15/12/2021:
I would appreciate a search for offences with a ‘knife crime’ marker and a ‘firearms crime’ marker, and a breakdown by offence title.
To rectify my questions in alignment with what you have written above, I would like to know:
- How many victims of a knife crime offence have there been in 2019,2020 and 2021? Can this be broken down by year?
- How many victims of firearm crimes have there been in 2019,2020 and 2021? Can this be broken down by year?
- What is the age of the youngest knife crime victim in 2021?
In terms of question 4 could I also see the outcome of that arrest ie. what was the punishment received?
Please find attached our response.
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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