Knife offences

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2529
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What percentage of young offenders found with a knife/sharp object received custodial sentences last year (2011 or 2010/11)? What percentage of young offenders found with a knife/sharp object received custodial sentences this year (2012 or 2011/12)?

Answer

Answer for Knife offences

Answer for Knife offences

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Wherever information is available to respond to a question, this will be provided. In this instance extensive and disproportionate diversion of MPS operational resources would be required.

Thus, the MPS is unable to provide the conviction data that is requested for the specified periods due to the limited timescale for collecting and analysing the extensive range of data covering the 2 year period. This requires extensive cross referencing between databases across the MPS, MOJ and Youth Justice Board. MOPAC will liaise with partner agencies to obtain the requested data for future reference.