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Crimes of Violence: Knives

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) wounding or grievous bodily harm, (b) assault with injury and (c) robbery there were involving a knife in each month since May 1997. (304304)

The Home Office has collected data on knife and sharp instrument offences since April 2007 via a special additional data collection, so it is not possible to give data back to May 1997.

Data are published annually. 2007-08 and 2008-09 data can be found in tables 7.11 and 7.12 of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin “Crime in England and Wales 2008/09” at the following link.

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/crimeew0809.html