Over 140% rise in knife crime across Northern Lincolnshire
Over 100 serious knife crimes are committed every week across Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire latest figures show.
According to the latest police data, offences including robbery, assault and murder have more than doubled in the region over the past decade.
Campaigners claimed carrying a weapon had become as “normalised” among young people as police across the country this week run a coordinated operation aimed at tackling knife crime.
A total of 5,257 serious offences involving a blade were recorded by forces in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire in the year up to June 2022.
The figure is an 11% rise on the previous 12 months and up 141% from 2012.
Assault and robbery make up the majority of the region’s knife crimes, but offences such as homicides and sexual assault involving knives have also risen in the past decade.
The region’s four police forces recorded 2,739 assaults with a bladed weapon in the past year, up 11% from the previous 12 months, and 1,573 knife robberies, a rise of 16%.
There were 22 homicides and 107 rapes or sexual assaults involving a knife across the region.
Humberside Police have appealed for knives to be handed in to stations and stressed there would be “no questions asked” in a week of action.
In the most recent attack, locals in Holton-le-Clay were left astounded after a suspected stabbing and attempted murder took place outside a local pub.
On Monday 14 November at roughly 5:30pm, Lincolnshire police were called to a suspected stabbing after a man in his 20s had been found injured in Louth Road.
The man received medical treatment at the scene and is currently in hospital a serious condition.
A significant police prescence was deployed to the scene as officers worked to catch those responsible.
Now, police have shared that a 19-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the suspected stabbing.
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