Number of homicides involving a knife in England and Wales 2010-2018

This statistic presents the number of homicides involving a knife recorded by the police in England and Wales from 2010/11 to 2017/18. Although knife homicides declined between 2010/11 and 2014/15, from 220 homicides to 179, they increased after this reporting year, reaching a peak of 263 homicides in 2017/18. Knife crime offences in general have also been increasing in England and Wales, and particularly in London where almost 15 thousand offences were recorded in 2017/18.

Number of police recorded homicides involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales from 2010/11 to 2017/18*

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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

April 1, 2010 to September 30, 2018**

Supplementary notes

* These figures exclude Great Manchester Police due to a review in how they reported knife crime offences.

** Figures for 2010/11 to 2015/16 are for years ending March 31, while 2016/17 and 2017/18 are for years ending September 30.

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