Knife Crime (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2550
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please provide data on the amount of perpetrators of knife crime where a knife was used to injure, by Borough, by Age Group and by Financial Year from 2008/9 to 2012/13.

Answer

Answer for Knife Crime (3)

Answer for Knife Crime (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MPS records show that the following numbers of people were proceeded against for knife crime where a knife was used to injure. The data provides information on 'people proceeded against' only, namely those individuals who have been accused of an offence and proceeded against resulting in a detection (i.e.: charge, summons, fixed penalty notice, taken into consideration or caution.)

The data sets in MQ 2548, 2549, 2553 are irreconcilable with the data sets in MQs 2550, 2551, 2552. A comparison between the victims of knife crime where a knife was used to injure with the perpetrators of knife crime where a knife was used to injure would not provide robust outcome. For example, a perpetrator can be proceeded against for multiple offences but would only be counted once.

The following data in Appendix 4 is by borough, financial years and age group.