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Knife crime up by 83 per cent in five years across West Yorkshire

Knife crime up by 83 per cent in five years across West Yorkshire
Knife crime up by 83 per cent in five years across West Yorkshire


Knife crime up by 83 per cent in five years across West Yorkshire

Knife crime has increased by 83 per cent over the last five years in West Yorkshire, according to latest figures.

Home Office statistics show that West Yorkshire Police recorded 2,127 crimes in which knives were used between October 2016 and September 2017, compared to 1,157 in 2012/13.

The most common offence recorded for those crimes was assault with injury or intent to cause serious harm. There were 1,016 such crimes recorded in the 12 months to September 2017, 48 per cent of all knife crimes.


Six hundred and sixty eight crimes were robberies, 11 were murders, six attempted murders, 377 death threats, as well as 38 rapes and 11 sexual assaults.

Nationally, there were more than 37,000 recorded knife crimes across England and Wales between October 2016 and September 2017.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Gibson, of Protective Services Crime at West Yorkshire Police, said: “Along with other forces nationally, we have improved our crime recording standards in recent years to accurately reflect all incidents involving weapons.




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