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Reports of Knife Crime 2013-2015

Question

1. In each of the last three calendar years (2013), (2014) and (2015) how many incidents of knife crime have you recorded where the victim has been aged UNDER 18? Please provide a breakdown of these crimes for each year.

2. How many people under the age of 18 have you arrested in each of the last three calendar years (2013), (2014) and (2015) for a knife possession offence and how many of these were for the offence committed on school premises? Please provide a breakdown for each year of the number of arrests by age.

Answer

1. Please see the table below for the total number of crimes flagged as knife crime where the victim was aged under 18 years of age. The figures below do not include possession offences. 

Offence

2013

2014

2015

Assault with Injury

11

11

13

Assault with Intent

5

 0

12

Attempted Murder

 0

1

Sexual Offence

2

4

Robbery

17

17

14

Threats to Kill

2

 0

1

Total

35

30

45

2. Please see the table below for the number of individuals under the age of 18 years of age arrested for knife possession offences. None of the arrests relate to incidents that occurred in a school. 

Detainee Age at Arrest

2013

2014

2015

12

1

0

0

13

1

2

0

14

8

2

3

15

10

4

4

16

3

4

8

17

8

9

8

FOI reference: 608/16.

Date of request: 20.04.16.