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Knives: Sentencing

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many retailers have been (a) cautioned, (b) fined and (c) imprisoned for selling knives to people under the necessary purchasing age in each police force area in each year since 1998-99. (315060)

The requested information is shown in the following table.

Cautions, fines and custodial sentences for selling a knife to a person under age1 by criminal justice area, 1998 to 2008

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Bedfordshire

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cumbria

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Derbyshire

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Devon and Cornwall

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

1

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gloucestershire

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Greater Manchester

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

3

2

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hampshire

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hertfordshire

Cautions

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lancashire

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Leicestershire

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lincolnshire

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

London2

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Fines

2

1

0

1

3

3

1

16

31

15

11

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

North Yorkshire

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

4

0

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nottinghamshire

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Surrey

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

4

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sussex

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Thames Valley

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

4

0

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

West Mercia

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

West midlands

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

4

1

1

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wiltshire

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

4

5

1

0

0

0

0

1

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dyfed-Powys

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gwent

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

3

0

1

2

0

0

1

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

North Wales

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

South Wales

Cautions

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fines

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

England and Wales total

Cautions

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

1

Fines

2

1

0

8

10

14

6

25

43

29

22

Custodial sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 16 as enacted by the Criminal Justice Act 1988 amended to 18 by Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006.

2 Includes City of London and Metropolitan police force areas.

Note:

Where a criminal justice area doe not appear in the table there have been no fines, custodial sentences or cautions issued in any of the years shown.