Knife possession offences by adults resulting in discharge 2010-2017

This statistic displays the number of knife possession offences by adults, resulting in absolute or conditional discharge in England and Wales from 2010 to 2017. Whilst the number of knife possession offences by adults, resulting in absolute or conditional discharge fluctuated, the trend was generally one of decrease. In 2010 the number of discharges amounted to 795, by 2017 the number of discharges had declined to 299.

Number of knife possession offences by adults, resulting in absolute or conditional discharge in England and Wales from 2010 to 2017

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Source

Release date

December 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010 to 2017

Age group

18 and over

Supplementary notes

*The disposal given in this table is only the most severe of the disposals given as a result of the offender being found guilty and may also be dependent on other offences committed at the same time. **On 3rd December 2012 offences involving threatening with a knife or offensive weapon in a public place or in a school premises was introduced and are included in the figures from this point on. ***Denotes where estimated figures have been used. The estimates are based on historical data changes.

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