The number of offences recorded by the Metropolitan Police involving knives and firearms are shown in Tables A and B respectively. The figures are not available below police force area.
The number of offences involving knives has been collected by the Home Office since 2008/09.
The number of selected offences involving a knife or sharp instrument recorded by the Metropolitan police has fallen by 20% between 2008/09 and the year ending June 2014. The number of offences involving firearms recorded by the Metropolitan police has fallen by 60% between 2005/06 and the year ending June 2014.
The Home Office has not issued any definition of gang-related crime for the purposes of recording such crime by local police forces. The Home Office does not collect data on number of gang related crimes recorded by the police.