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Knife crime figures by police force

This table shows all recorded incidents of knife crime in England and Wales 2007/08, broken down into police force areas. It is the first year that these statistics have been collected.

The figures cover attempted murder, grevious bodily harm, wounding (with or without intent to cause grevious bodily harm) and robbery. Murder and manslaughter are not included because homicide data is recorded separately.

KNIFE CRIME IN ENGLAND & WALES 2007/08

Police force Number of knife crimes
Metropolitan 7,409
West Midlands 2,303
Greater Manchester 2,294
West Yorkshire 915
Merseyside 757
South Wales 585
Nottinghamshire 548
Hampshire 388
South Yorkshire 381
Lancashire 361
Avon and Somerset 360
Northumbria 351
Thames Valley 329
Kent 327
Bedfordshire 316
Leicestershire 294
Essex 289
Devon and Cornwall 288
Sussex 274
British Transport Police 269
Humberside 267
Cheshire 224
Hertfordshire 222
Staffordshire 219
Northamptonshire 216
Derbyshire 187
Cleveland 169
Warwickshire 160
West Mercia 144
Wiltshire 140
Gwent 130
Suffolk 118
Surrey 114
North Wales 108
Cambridgeshire 100
Durham 93
Gloucestershire 85
Dyfed-Powys 74
Cumbria 73
Lincolnshire 71
Norfolk 67
North Yorkshire 66
Dorset 47
City of London 19
England & Wales 22,151




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