Cost of youth knife crime

MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the total cost of an investigation into a London knife crime with an injury incident where both victim and perpetrator were under the age of 25?


Answer for Cost of youth knife crime

Answer for Cost of youth knife crime

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is no one cost figure that could be applied in answer to this question.  The cost of any investigation into a 'London knife crime with an injury' will vary, depending on a great many factors including (but not exclusively):

o       the injury level/s

o       the number of victims, suspects and witnesses

o       whether suspect/s are identified, arrested, prosecuted (and, if the latter, the cost of any subsequent court proceedings and their outcome)

o       the number of crime scenes and scale of resources applied

o       the cost of any forensic examinations