Knife Crime in Hampshire and Cities within Hampshire

James Johnston made this Freedom of Information request to Hampshire Constabulary

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Dear Hampshire Constabulary,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information:

1. The total number of recorded crimes involving knives in Hampshire (including offences related to the possession of knives or bladed articles):
- a) Annually, 2012-2018
- b) Month on month, October 2015-November 2018
- c) Broken down, city-by-city within Hampshire

2. The number of people arrested for crimes involving knives in Hampshire:
- a) Annually, 2012-2018
- b) Broken down, city-by-city within Hampshire

3. The number of people under the age of 18 arrested for crimes involving knives in Hampshire:
- a) Annually, 2012-2018 [if possible]
- b) Broken down, city-by-city within Hampshire

4. Amount of money spent by the police investigating crimes involving knives
- a) Annually, 2012-2018
- b) Across Hampshire
- c) Broken down, city-by-city within Hampshire

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response
within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm in
writing or by email that you have received this request. I look
forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

James Johnston

Hampshire Constabulary

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Dear Mr Johnston

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: HC/002784/18

 

The following request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
was received by the Public Access office at Hampshire Constabulary on the
date listed above:

 

·           1. The total number of recorded crimes involving knives in
Hampshire (including offences related to the possession of knives or
bladed articles):

·           - a) Annually, 2012-2018

·           - b) Month on month, October 2015-November 2018

·           - c) Broken down, city-by-city within Hampshire

·            

·           2. The number of people arrested for crimes involving knives
in Hampshire:

·           - a) Annually, 2012-2018

·           - b) Broken down, city-by-city within Hampshire

·            

·           3. The number of people under the age of 18 arrested for
crimes involving knives in Hampshire:

·           - a) Annually, 2012-2018 [if possible]

·           - b) Broken down, city-by-city within Hampshire

·            

·           4. Amount of money spent by the police investigating crimes
involving knives

·           - a) Annually, 2012-2018

·           - b) Across Hampshire

·           - c) Broken down, city-by-city within Hampshire

 

Your request will be considered in accordance with the legislation and you
will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days,
subject to the provisions of the Act.  In the unlikely event that
Hampshire Constabulary is unable to meet the 20 working day deadline, you
will be informed as soon as possible and given a revised time-scale for
response.

 

To be accepted, any clarification(s) to your request must be submitted in
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If your request requires either full or partial transference to another
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enquiries concerning this matter, please write or contact Public Access on
telephone number 02380 479 580 quoting the reference number above.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

Rosalind Howell | Public Access Assistant
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley
Police

Telephone 02380 479580 | Internal 4631754

Address: Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street,
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8ZD.

 

Information Management Helpdesk:

Hampshire :[1][email address] / 02380
479580 (Int 463 1754)

Thames Valley: [2][email address] /
01865 542051 (Int 300 329)

 

 

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Rose Gaunt | Public Access Officer
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley
Police
Telephone 02380 479580 | Internal 463 1759
Address | Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street,
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8ZD

 

Information Management Helpdesk:

Hampshire - [1][email address] / 02380
479580 (internal 463 1760)

Thames Valley - [2][email address] /
01865 542051 (internal 300 6329)

 

 

 

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Dear Hampshire Constabulary,

Are the figures in this response, referring to crimes either flagged as 'Bladed Implement' or where BLADE appears within the HO Class Description, strictly referencing crime in Hampshire?

Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

James Johnston

Hampshire Constabulary

Dear James,

Thank you for your email. Yes, the data relates to crime in Hampshire.

Kind regards,

Rose Gaunt | Public Access Officer
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley Police
Telephone 02380 479580 | Internal 463 1759
Address | Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8ZD

Information Management Helpdesk:
Hampshire - [email address] / 02380 479580 (internal 463 1760)
Thames Valley - [email address] / 01865 542051 (internal 300 6329)

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