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Knife Crimes

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of carrying a knife in a public place in each of the last five years. (75402)

The table shows the number of convictions in England and Wales for carrying a knife in a public place for the years 2000 to 2004. Data for 2005 will be available in autumn 2006.

Number of offenders found guilty at all courts of carrying of knives—England and Wales, 2000-041

Offence description

Having an article with blade or point in public place

Having an article with blade or point on school premises2

2000

3,511

18

2001

4,299

23

2002

5,281

19

2003

5,308

29

2004

5,784

37

1 These data are provided on the principal offence basis.

2 Excludes data provided by West Mercia police force area.

Source:

Office for Criminal Justice Reform