Official statistics announcement

Examining the educational background of young knife possession offenders

These experimental statistics report on the educational background of young offenders that have committed knife possession offences. They have been produced using linked data from the 2015 data share between the Ministry of Justice and Department for Education. This analysis has been produced to provide greater insight into the background of these young offenders, how their educational characteristics can differ from young offenders generally, and how the timing of their offending interacts with these characteristics. They will be published alongside Knife and Offensive Weapon Sentencing Statistics: January to March 2018.

These statistics will be released on 14 June 2018 9:30am