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Offensive Weapons

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many incidents involving bladed weapons were reported in the last year for which figures are available; (178232)

(2) how many incidents were reported of attacks on police officers involving bladed weapons in the last year for which figures are available.

From the information collected on recorded crime, it is not possible to identify those offences where knives or other offensive weapons were used, since details of the individual circumstances of offences are not recorded. From April 2007, police forces are providing data on knife-enabled grievous bodily harm and robbery offences.