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.
- How many offences involving a knife or bladed weapon were recorded by your force in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?
- Of those offences, how many involved under 18s in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?
- What was the youngest age of a person arrested for an offence involving a knife or bladed weapon in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?
- How many charges were brought for offences involving a knife or bladed weapon in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?
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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 attached.
FOI 050-18 -Knife crime - Summary