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

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

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.
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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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Number of offences
2010/11220
2011/12202
2012/13183
2013/14194
2014/15179
2015/16199
2016/17236
2017/18263
Number of offences
2010/11220
2011/12202
2012/13183
2013/14194
2014/15179
2015/16199
2016/17236
2017/18263
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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.
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