Knife crime in London

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Dear City of London Police,

Dear Sir or Madam,
I am requesting basic stats in relation to knife crime in London btween 2006-2010.The main info i would like to know are

1.How many knife crimes have occurred between 2006-2010 involving a young person
person(s) under age of 18 being stabbed?

2.If possible,could I have a percentage breakdown of the race of
the offender(s) - e.g. 40%-white 15%black,etc,etc.

3. How many stop and seacrhes we carried out between 2005- 2010 involving a young person/s under age 18

4. If possible,could I have a percentage breakdown of the race - e.g. 40%-white 15%black,etc,etc.

5. If possible can I have separate stats for ages 18-25 in relation to question 1-4

PLEASE NOTE; the information requested is for help with a research project for my doctorate that I am currently working on and not in anyway related to any racism or cultural hate.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. D. Lindo

Knox Alexander,

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Dear Mr Lindo,

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION REF: COL/11/357

I write in connection with your request for information dated 14 July 2011
in which you seek access to the following information:

I am requesting basic stats in relation to knife crime in London between
2006-2010. The main info I would like to know are:

1. How many knife crimes have occurred between 2006-2010 involving a
young person person(s) under age of 18 being stabbed?

2. If possible, could I have a percentage breakdown of the race of the
offender(s) - e.g. 40% - white 15% black, etc, etc.

The number of knife crimes involving a young person under the age of 18
being stabbed is:

2007/08 - 10

2008/09 - 26

2009/10 - 7

2010/11 - 15

Please find an overall percentage breakdown by race of the offenders
below.

3. How many stop and seacrhes we carried out between 2005- 2010 involving
a young person/s under age 18

The number of stop and searches that the City of London Police carried out
between 2005 - 2010 involving persons under age of 18 is:

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Under 18 32 29 161 306 139 200

4. If possible, could I have a percentage breakdown of the race - e.g.
40% - white 15% black, etc, etc.

The percentage breakdown can be found below:

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| | 2005| 2006| 2007| 2008| 2009| 2010|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|asian | 0%| 14%| 9%| 21%| 26%| 16%|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|black | 13%| 28%| 22%| 26%| 22%| 36%|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|Chinese, Japanese, SE Asian| 0%| 0%| 1%| 0%| 0%| 1%|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|Middle Eastern | 3%| 0%| 0%| 0%| 0%| 0%|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|White | 81%| 55%| 67%| 53%| 51%| 46%|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|Unknown | 3%| 3%| 1%| 0%| 1%| 1%|
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

5. If possible can I have separate stats for ages 18-25 in relation to
question 1-4

The information in relation to the number of knife crimes that occurred
between 2006 and 2007 involving persons aged 18 - 25 and the percentage
breakdown can be found below:

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| | 2005| 2006| 2007| 2008| 2009| 2010|
|------------------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------|
|18-25 | 4673| 3956| 5528| 4737| 1987| 1575|
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| | 2005| 2006| 2007| 2008| 2009| 2010|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|asian | 15%| 18%| 17%| 19%| 21%| 23%|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|black | 18%| 21%| 20%| 20%| 21%| 22%|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|Chinese, Japanese, SE Asian| 1%| 1%| 1%| 1%| 1%| 1%|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|Middle Eastern | 0%| 1%| 0%| 0%| 1%| 1%|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|White | 65%| 59%| 61%| 59%| 56%| 53%|
|---------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+-------+-------|
|Unknown | 0%| 1%| 0%| 0%| 1%| 0%|
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Should you have any further questions regarding your request, please
contact me via e-mail, letter or telephone, quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

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Dear Knox Alexander,
Thank you very much for the above information this has provided me with some of the statistics needed. Please can you clarify whether the breakdown with regards to race reflects knife crime committed or number of stop and searches? Please could I have a breakdown by race the number of knife crimes committed by race and the number of stop and searches carried out by race for the period 2006-2011 for young persons under 18 and for Young persons 18-25.

Yours sincerely,

D. Lindo

Dear City of London Police,

Dear Knox Alexander,
Thank you very much for the above information this has provided me
with some of the statistics needed. Please can you clarify whether
the breakdown with regards to race reflects knife crime committed
or number of stop and searches? Please could I have a breakdown by
race the number of knife crimes committed by race and the number of
stop and searches carried out by race for the period 2005-2010 for
young persons under 18 and for Young persons 18-25.

Yours sincerely,

D. Lindo

Yours faithfully,

D. Lindo

Kamani Zakiyya,

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D Lindo Zakiyya Kamani

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COL/11/453

01 September 2011

Dear D Lindo,

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION REF: COL/11/453

I write in connection with your request for information dated 30 August
2011 which was received by the Information Access Office on 31 August
2011. I note that you seek access to the following information:

1. Thank you very much for the above information this has provided me with
some of the statistics needed. Please can you clarify whether the
breakdown with regards to race reflects knife crime committed or number of
stop and searches? Please could I have a breakdown by race the number of
knife crimes committed by race and the number of stop and searches carried
out by race for the period 2005-2010 for young persons under 18 and for
Young persons 18-25.

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Dear Mr Lindo,

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION REF:  COL/11/453

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 31 August
2011 in which you seek access to the following information:

 

 1. Thank you very much for the above information this has provided me
with some of the statistics needed. Please can you clarify whether the
breakdown with regards to race reflects knife crime committed or
number of stop and searches? Please could I have a breakdown by race
the number of knife crimes committed by race and the number of stop
and searches carried out by race for the period 2005-2010 for young
persons under 18 and for Young persons 18-25.

 

I can clarify that the breakdown by race provided relates to stop and
searches and not knife crime. In order to get the breakdown of knife crime
by race will involve manually reviewing over 150 crimes a year for 5 years
and will take approximately 1 hour to review each crime. This request
exceeds the statutory time limit as prescribed by the act and therefore
this part of the request has not been done.

 

Please find below the breakdown by race for stop and search from 2005-2010
for young persons under 18 and for young persons aged 18 – 25.

 

Under 18 data 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  32 29 161 306 139 200

 

Under 18 Data 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
asian 0% 14% 9% 21% 26% 16%
black 13% 28% 22% 26% 22% 36%
Chinese, Japanese, SE Asian 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1%
Middle Eastern 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
White 81% 55% 67% 53% 51% 46%
Unknown 3% 3% 1% 0% 1% 1%

 

18-25 age data 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  4673 3956 5528 4737 1987 1575

 

18-25 age data 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
asian 15% 18% 17% 19% 21% 23%
black 18% 21% 20% 20% 21% 22%
Chinese, Japanese, SE Asian 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Middle Eastern 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1%
White 65% 59% 61% 59% 56% 53%
Unknown 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0%

 

 

Should you have any further questions regarding your request, please
contact me via e-mail, letter or telephone, quoting the reference number
above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

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