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Knives: Crime

Home Department written question – answered on 3rd May 2011.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knives have been recovered in knife amnesty initiatives in each police force area in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

Data on local police force area knife amnesty initiatives are not held by the Home Office. The last national knife amnesty was held in England and Wales between 24 May and 30 June 2006. A knife amnesty was held in Scotland from 25 May 2006 for one month and Northern Ireland from 25 May 2006 for three weeks.

According to figures supplied by the police, this national amnesty resulted in over 89,000 items being handed in.

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