Reference 2019-98

REF:           2019-98

Subject:       Knife injuries

 

Request:

  1. How many people have been treated for serious knife injuries (those which require stitches or worse)?
  2. How many people have been treated for life threatening knife injuries?
  3. How many people have been treated for multiple knife injuries in the same attack?
  4. How many people have been treated for gun/ bullet injuries?

Please provide figures for each year of 2016, 2017 and 2018. Please also provide the age of the youngest and the oldest person treated for the injuries in each question.

 

 

Response:

1. How many people have been treated for serious knife injuries (those which require stitches or worse)? Unfortunately we do not record this information in great enough detail to provide an answer without a manual review of records.
2. How many people have been treated for life threatening knife injuries?
3. How many people have been treated for multiple knife injuries in the same attack?
4. How many people have been treated for gun/ bullet injuries? Zero in the requested time period.
Please note that the answer to question four is based on the use of the following codes:

·         Accident and Emergency code 38G

·         Handgun discharge is classified at block W32.-

·         Rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge is classified at block W33.-

·         Discharge from other and unspecified firearms is classified at block W34.-

·         Assault by handgun discharge is classified at block X93.-

·         Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge is classified at block X94.-

·         Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge is classified ta block X95.-

·         Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge is classified at block X72.-

·         Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge is classified at block X73.-

·         Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge X74.-

·         Handgun discharge, undetermined intent is classified at block Y22.-

·         Rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge, undetermined intent is classified at block Y23.-

·         Other and unspecified firearm discharge, undetermined intent is classified at block Y24.-