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Homicides Involving a Knife or Sharp Object Since 2008

Question

1. The number of homicides involving a knife or sharp object broken down by calendar year for the past 10 years, including the current year to date.

2. The above data should be broken down by age of the victim divided by the age groups, <12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+.

Answer

Please see below for the number of murders and manslaughters where the weapon used is listed as a bladed implement.

Year

Murder/Manslaughter Count

2008

4

2009

6

2010

2

2011

2

2012

3

2013

3

2014

0

2015

1

2016

1

2017

4

Total

26

 

Victim Age

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2014

2016

2017

Total

13-19

1

1

1

 

1

4

20-29

1

1

1

1

 

2

6

30-39

1

2

1

1

 

5

40-49

2

1

1

4

50+

2

1

1

2

 

1

7

Total

 

4

6

2

2

3

3

1

0

1

4

26

FOI reference: 1325/17.

Date of request: 31.10.17.