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Between January 2015 and December 2017, 270 people aged Under 12 were arrested for possessing an offensive weapon

There continues to be knife crime hotspots across Croydon in 2017/18

1 in 20 Knife Crime Offences in London are committed in Croydon, making it the second most prevalent borough for this type of offence


Croydon has had a far higher percentage increase in knife crime than the capital's average, with a 103% increase in 2017, 22% more than the next highest borough's increase

A rise in the number of Youth Knife Crime Offences is also apparent across London, and 2018 proved to have the most offences on record for nearly a decade