The number of women and girls committing knife possession crimes in South Yorkshire has risen by 82% over the past five years.
New figures show this type of offence has gone up by 10% each year since 2014 in England.
Between 2014 and 2018 there were more than 5,800 female knife possession crimes recorded. 1,509 happened last year, which shows an increase of 73% over five years.
In South Yorkshire 248 of these crimes were recorded over five years.
Almost a quarter of knife possession offences involved girls under the age of 18, with the youngest aged seven.