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Date Responded 26 April 2018

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.

You asked:

In the time period between January 1st 2018 and the 31st March 2018:

1. How many offences involving knives or bladed instruments were recorded by your force?

2. Please list the names, gender and ages (if known) of any victims of homicide involving knives or bladed instruments during the above period.

3. Please state the overall number of victims of crimes involving knives or bladed instruments during that period, regardless of whether they were injured or not.

4. Please group the victims in question 3 into age ranges (12 and under, 13 to 16, 17 to 19, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39 and 40 and over) and gender.

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

 1. 155

 2. Please note that details of the below named has been widely reported in the press (including the date when it occurred) and is therefore freely available in the public domain.

Name

Gender

Age

Singh, Harry

Male

20

 

3. 106

4.

Age Group

Victims

12 and under

3

13 to 16

3

17 to 19

12

20 to 24

10

25 to 29

22

30 to 34

14

35 to 39

12

40 and over

28

Not stated

2

Total

106

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