Knives: Crime

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 31st March 2016.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Conservative, Wimbledon

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of non-custodial sentences for knife crime offenders on the rate of reoffending.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

We have made no assessment of the effect of non-custodial sentences on the rate of reoffending for those convicted of knife crimes. Sentencing is entirely a matter for our independent judiciary based on all the facts of each case.

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