Knife Crime (4)

MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide data on the amount of perpetrators of Knife Crime where Knife was used to Injure, by Borough and by Age Group For the period February 2012 to date.


Answer for Knife Crime (4)

Answer for Knife Crime (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MPS records show that the following numbers of people were proceeded against from the period February 2012 to date 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 5 is by borough, financial years and age group.