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Offensive Weapons: Young People

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many minors were arrested in possession of (a) a gun and (b) a knife in each of the last three years. (156292)

The arrests collection undertaken by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform provides data only on persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences) by age group, gender, ethnicity, and main offence group, i.e. violence against the person, sexual offences, robbery, burglary etc. More detailed data about specific offences or circumstances behind arrests do not form part of this collection.