Knife crime (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3517
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many incidents of knife crime have there been in Barnet over the last 6 months; and what were the comparative figures for the same period last year?

Answer

Answer for Knife crime (1)

Answer for Knife crime (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There were 184 knife crime offences in Barnet in the last 6 months (April to September 2015) compared to 121 similar offences in the same period the previous year (April to September 2014).

The change to recording of violent crime may have had an effect on recorded violent crime that has been flagged as knife crime.