Knife Crime: West Midlands

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:00 am on 14 March 2023.

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Photo of Suzanne Webb Suzanne Webb Conservative, Stourbridge 11:00, 14 March 2023

I am pleased to say that some of my constituents have raised two petitions on that matter, and I look forward to seeing how they are pursued through the legislative agenda.

West Midlands police recorded the highest rate of 152 offences involving a knife crime per 100,000 of the population in 2021-22, which is significant. The possession of weapons, including knives, has increased since 2012 by 496% to 7,257 incidents a year.