Knife crime statistics (FOI)
Knife crime statistics (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 19 November 2020.
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Regarding the increase in knife crime and a follow up to a recent request - the breakdown of ethnicity is too vague.
Previous for request from another member:
Knife crime (FOI)
I am writing to obtain a detailed breakdown of knife offences in Jersey.
When I write knife crime offences, I refer to offences in which a knife / sharp object is involved.
Jersey does not publicly release detail on this, but if possible I am looking for offences involving a knife:
ii) threat to kill
iii) assault with injury and assault with intent to cause serious harm
v) rape and sexual assault
If this breakdown is not available, please supply data which you are able to supply which best captures this request – please do get in contact if this warrants further discussion.
Please supply data on:
Country of origin of person(s) where the use or possession of a knife or bladed instrument was reported and recorded as a crime from 2015 to October 2020.
Offences recorded by police from 2015 to October 2020 - where a knife or sharp object was reportedly used. Table by suspect, gender, age and country of origin.
Offences recorded by police from 2015 to October 2020 - where a knife or sharp object was reportedly used. Table by victim, gender, age and country of origin.
Please can you give a breakdown for the calendar years 2019 and 2020 to the end of October 2020 by individual community of knife crime offences, broken down by the number resulting in a charge or summons. Table by convicted persons gender, age and country of origin.
A to D
The requestor notes above that this request has already been responded to in May 2019 but suggests the ethnicity aspect is too vague. The original question specifically asked for ethnicity to be shown as Black, White, Asian or mixed. If no group was represented in the response, then there was no information held around that group.
Most of the information in this request is a repeat of that made in the original request and therefore the information is available elsewhere, in the original response.
Knife crime (FOI)
The new request asks for country of birth information, in the main, this information is not held.
When an individual reports a crime on the telephone to police, their country of birth is not recorded. The country of birth of victims is not generally recorded unless it is held from a previous encounter with police. Those arrested for an offence will usually have their country of birth recorded.
To research all the years requested to produce the country of birth will take longer than permitted to complete Freedom of Information requests. As such, the Authority are entitled to refuse the whole request however, the States of Jersey Police have completed the figures for the year 2020 for questions A, B and D. The age of the offender has been redacted in question D as this may help identify the offender to a number of the population in Jersey.
Table to questions A and B (2000 to date) - knife crime
Table to question D - knife crime
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