Knife crime in Brent plummets by 38 per cent

Knife crime has fallen in Brent (PICTURE POSED BY MODEL)

Knife crime has fallen in Brent (PICTURE POSED BY MODEL) - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Kingston-Upon-Thames had the lowest figures in London and Southwark had the highest

Knife crime in the borough fell by 38 per cent in the last year, according to figures from the Metropolitan Police Service.

In the 12 months leading up to April this year, there were 353 offences involving a bladed weapon compared to 575 the year before.

Neighbouring boroughs such as Barnet and Ealing recorded higher figures with 404 and 487 respectively, while Harrow had 195 and Camden 275.

Kingston-upon-Thames had the least number of knife offences with the Royal Borough recording 96.

With 953 incidents Southwark had almost 10 times as many – making it the knife crime hotspot in London.