Number of knife crimes recorded in London from 2010/11 to 2017/18*

Knife crime recorded in London 2010-2018 This statistic displays the number of knife crimes recorded by the Metropolitan Police in London from 2010/11 until 2017/18. Although the number of knife crimes in London decreased from 2011/12 until 2014/15, there were dramatic year-on-year increases reported in the following years.
The increase in knife crime in the UK capital has occurred alongside a general increase of crime in London, including a rise in acid attacks and crimes committed by suspects riding mopeds.
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Number of offences
2017/1814,769
2016/1712,106
2015/169,745
2014/159,691
2013/1410,079
2012/1311,378
2011/1214,172
2010/1113,332
Number of offences
2017/1814,769
2016/1712,106
2015/169,745
2014/159,691
2013/1410,079
2012/1311,378
2011/1214,172
2010/1113,332
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This statistic displays the number of knife crimes recorded by the Metropolitan Police in London from 2010/11 until 2017/18. Although the number of knife crimes in London decreased from 2011/12 until 2014/15, there were dramatic year-on-year increases reported in the following years.
The increase in knife crime in the UK capital has occurred alongside a general increase of crime in London, including a rise in acid attacks and crimes committed by suspects riding mopeds.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United Kingdom (England)
Survey time period
April 2010 to March 2018
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* Figures from the Metropolitan Police. These do not cover the square mile covered by the City of London.
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