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Offensive Weapons: Amnesties

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knives were voluntarily handed in to the police in the last year for which figures are available. (178230)

We do not routinely collate figures on the number of knives voluntarily handed to police. However, during the national knife amnesty held between 24 May and 30 June 2006, the number of surrendered items was reported to the Home Office. A total of 89,864 items were handed in to police in England and Wales during that period.