Serious knife crime in the Thames Valley has hit its highest level since 2010, latest crime data shows.
Thames Valley Police recorded a total of 1,483 serious crimes involving knives in 2018.
That is up 19 percent on the previous year and the highest since 2010-11.
The crimes included eight homicides, 48 rape and sexual assault offences and 117 threats to kill across the policing area last year.
Thames Valley Police covers Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.