Knife Crimes

Home Department written question – answered on 12th June 2006.

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The table shows the number of convictions in England and Wales for carrying a knife in a public place for the years 2000 to 2004. Data for 2005 will be available in autumn 2006.

Number of offenders found guilty at all courts of carrying of knives—England and Wales, 2000-04( 1)
Offence description
Having an article with blade or point in public place Having an article with blade or point on school premises( 2)
2000 3,511 18
2001 4,299 23
2002 5,281 19
2003 5,308 29
2004 5,784 37
(1) These data are provided on the principal offence basis.

(2) Excludes data provided by West Mercia police force area.


Office for Criminal Justice Reform

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