Knife crime and violent offences (FOI)
Knife crime and violent offences (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 17 March 2020.
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Please can you provide me with some information on knife crime in Jersey.
When you provide information on knife crime and offences, please can you include crimes and offences involving sharp objects as well.
How many incidents involving knives and / or sharp objects were reported in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and so far in 2020. Please can you categorise these into offence types.
How many incidents involving knives and / or sharp objects were recorded as a crime in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and so far in 2020. Please can you categorise these into offence types.
How many cases involving knives and / or sharp objects ended in conviction in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and so far in 2020. Please can you categorise these into offence types.
Please provide details on gender, age and ethnicity of suspects convicted of knife crime in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and so far in 2020.
How many times were armed police officers deployed to situations involving knives and/or sharp objects in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and so far in 2020.
A similar question was asked in 2019. Most of the answers to the above are available elsewhere. The previous response is published on the States web page. Follow link:
Knife crime (FOI)
Telephone calls to the States of Jersey police, reporting an incident are recorded on an Incident Log (Ilog). Using the search term ‘Knife’ reveals the below figures for reports / Ilogs. Not all reports turn out to be crimes.
Number of ilogs involving a knife:
|Year ||Number of relevant iLogs|
If an incident reported to the police or one identified by an officer (Stop someone in the street with an offensive weapon) results in a crime being identified, the matter will be recorded and a Masterfile created.
Number of Masterfile’s relating to knife crimes:
|Year ||Number of relevant Masterfile’s|
- 79% of the incidents leading to the Masterfile’s were categorised under offences Common Assault, Grave and Criminal Assault.
- 8% of the incidents were categorised under offences Possession of Offensive Weapon
- 5% of the incidents were categorised as offences under the Sexual Offences (Jersey) Law 2018, including 5 rape (4 rape of female and 1 rape of a male) and 5 sexual touching without consent
- 2% of the incidents were categorised as Assault on Police / Prison Officer
- 3% of the incidents were categorised as Robberies (Personal and Commercial
- Other notable offences making up the data set include 1 murder, 1 attempted murder, and 1 engage in disorderly behaviour
It is not possible within the time limits allowed to complete this part of the question. Please refer to the above link.
Information for questions 3 & 4 from 2015 to April 2019, is available by other means, See above link. The information from May 2019 to Feb 2020 is currently unavailable within the time frame allowed to complete FOI questions.
The below table shows the number of incidents responded to by firearms officers:
Spontaneous Firearms Incidents relating to possession of a knife:
|Year||Number of relevant incidents|
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