The Home Office has just released the latest Knife Crime statistics for 2018. This comes in the 7th consecutive day in which a teenager was stabbed in west Kensington.
The stats are for 2015/2016 vs 2017/2018 (the last 4 quarters)
Met (London): +52%
Thames Valley: +75%
The West Midlands where extra stop and search powers have been implemented for a time-limited trial has also seen the biggest increase in knife crime outside of London.
Stop and Search stats per year:
In 2018 to September, 21,381 adults were convicted of carry a blade or offensive weapon. This includes cautions, warnings and convictions. In the same period 4,459 of those were said to be under the age of 18 when the indecent took place.