Surge in knife crime and murder in England and Wales

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Rise in offences involving knives and guns in first three months of the year, says ONS

“High-harm” violent offences involving weapons continue to rise, official figures have revealed, as knife and gun crime, as well as homicide, increase in England and Wales.

Offences involving knives or sharp instruments went up by 16% to 40,147, according to police-recorded crimes for the year to March published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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