Knife Crime (5)

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


Please provide a breakdown of the number of victims of knife crime broken down by month and year and injury class from Jan 2010 to date.


Answer for Knife Crime (5)

Answer for Knife Crime (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response from the Mayor received 28 October 2013

The table below shows the number of victims of knife crime in the period 1st January 2010 - 30th June 2013. The data is by year, month and injury class of the victim.

Knife crime potentially encompasses a very broad range of offences and this causes problems in both the definition and determination of its prevalence. Whilst the data in the table captures crime where the perpetrator was in possession of a knife, it may not be the case that the possession of the knife was the direct cause of the injury sustained by the victim.


Broken down by Financial Year: