Knife crime: statistics
The House of Commons Library has provided a briefing paper on knife crime in England and Wales, based on data published by the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS). The briefing states: according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, in the year ending March 2016, 6.2 per cent of 10-15-year-olds knew someone who carried a knife for their own protection; for the same period 0.3 per cent of 10-15-year-olds reported that they carried a knife themselves.
Source: House of Commons Library Date: 9 November 2018 / CASPAR
Further information: Knife crime in England and Wales (PDF)