United Kingdom Violent Crime Statistics: Market Report & Data

In the following blog post, we will explore a comprehensive set of statistics concerning violent crime in the United Kingdom, particularly focusing on England and Wales. Data ranging from the prevalence of violent crimes and homicides to specific trends in knife crime and regional variations will be analyzed to provide a detailed insight into the state of violence within the country.

Statistic 1

"In England and Wales year ending March 2020, an estimated 1.2 million incidents of violent crime were recorded."

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Statistic 2

"Within 2020/21, the crime rate dropped by around 13 percent, to under 6,000 crimes per 100,000 people in England and Wales."

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Statistic 3

"Overall violent crime had risen 24% from 2013 to 2019."

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Statistic 4

"The number of homicides in the UK rose by 16% between 2019 and 2020."

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Statistic 5

"Knife crime increased by 6% the year ending March 2020 compared with the previous year."

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Statistic 6

"The Metropolitan Police recorded 44,645 knife crime offences in 2019."

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Statistic 7

"The West Midlands saw a rise in violent crime by 27% in 2019."

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Statistic 8

"Crime involving firearms made up 0.2% of total recorded crime in the year ending March 2020."

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Statistic 9

"Despite lockdown, the number of violent killings in London hit a decade-high of 126 in 2020."

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Statistic 10

"30,000 people were hospitalised due to assault in 2019."

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Statistic 11

"The North East of England had the highest rate of violent crime at 1,630 per 100,000 population."

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Statistic 12

"In 2019, London alone saw a 3.5% increase in robbery."

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Statistic 13

"As of 2021, there were 35,677 incidents of assault with injury recorded in London."

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Statistic 14

"Violent crime in England and Wales increased by 19% in the year ending September 2018."

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Statistic 15

"The total number of offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in 2019 was 45,627."

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Statistic 16

"Murders committed using a knife or sharp instrument hit a record high of 285 in 2018."

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Statistic 17

"Manchester had the third highest rate of violent crime in England and Wales at 1,455 crimes per 100,000 population in 2021."

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Statistic 18

"Gun crime in England and Wales increased by 27% in the 2018/19 financial year."

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Statistic 19

"Domestic abuse-related crimes in England and Wales rose by 7.3% in the year ending March 2020."

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The violent crime statistics in England and Wales reveal a complex and concerning picture. While there have been fluctuations in crime rates and specific types of violent crime over the years, such as the drop in overall crime rates in 2020/21, the rise in homicides and knife crimes remains alarming. Regions like London, the West Midlands, and the North East are experiencing significant challenges with violent crime levels. The persistence of crimes involving firearms, assaults, robberies, and domestic abuse further underscore the need for continued efforts in addressing these issues. While progress has been made in certain areas, the overall trend of increasing violent crime highlights the ongoing importance of effective prevention and intervention strategies to ensure the safety and well-being of communities across the country.

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