Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
I would like to know please for each of the years 2019 (to date); 2018; and 2017:
The number of each of the following offences recorded, and the outcomes for those offences.
1.Violence against the person involving a knife (broken down by offence type if possible)
2.Robbery involving a knife
3.Possession of a bladed article
4.Possession of an offensive weapon where that was a knife or bladed article
The data has been taken from the central database using the crime table. The data was refined by using those crimes where the weapon that was used was a knife or bladed article as defined by the Annual data requirement (ADR) 160.
The offences used for question 3 were:
008/26 Having an article with a blade or point in a public place
008/27 Having an article with a blade or point on school premises
008/28 Possession of offensive weapon on school premises
008/62 Threaten with a blade or sharply pointed article on school premises
008/63 Threaten with an offensive weapon on school premises
008/64 Threaten with a blade or sharply pointed article in a public place
The offences used in question 4 were:
008/61 Threaten with an offensive weapon in a public place
008/11 Possession of offensive weapon without lawful authority or reasonable excuse
With the above noted I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached.