You asked

Will you give me the data on knife crime within the UK with regards to attacks with knives (fatal / non-fatal) and type of knife e.g. machete/military/kitchen?

We said

Thank you for your request for information on knife crime.

The latest figures for police recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument can be found in Table 9a of the year ending September 2015 statistical bulletin. There were a total of 27,487 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument that were recorded by the police in the year ending September 2015. Of these offences, 188 (less than 1%) were homicides and 27,299 were made up of other selected offences such as attempted murder and threats to kill.

The link to Table 9a can be found here:

Unfortunately, we do not hold any information on the type of knife or sharp instrument used in these offences.

For future reference, you do not need to use a Freedom of Information request to ask for data. It is usually quicker to simply email us at and we will endeavour to help. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.