Knife Crime in Hospitals - 136/22

Date Responded 21 February 2022

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:

Under FOI legislation, please provide me with data relating to all knife crime incidents which have occurred in hospitals, that this police force has been called to, from the beginning of 2011 to the end of 2020.

 

Please present this information in excel spreadsheet format and please break this information down by year and type of crime associated with the knife crime incident (e.g. homicide, violence with injury, violence without injury etc.).

In Response:

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 with the following noted.

 

  • We have initially searched systems to find all crimes in hospitals, then used the ‘Instrument’ and ‘Weapon’ fields to determine whether a knife has been involved.

 

  • Please note this relates to any offence wherein a knife has been involved, which will include offences such as possession.

 

Offence

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Assault with Injury

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Assault with intent to cause serious harm

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Assault without injury

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

Burglary in a building other than a dwelling (OTD)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Criminal damage to a building - Business and Community

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

Kidnapping

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Other criminal damage

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Other offences against the State or Public disorder

1

1

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

3

Possession of article with blade or point

4

1

4

5

6

5

2

1

12

14

Possession of other weapons

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

3

2

Public fear, alarm or distress

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

1

Robbery of business property

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

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