Knives: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been convicted of selling a knife to someone under age since the introduction of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Holding answer received on 21 April 2016

Relevant data for 2004 to 2014 is available within the Criminal Justice Statistics publication in the ‘Criminal justice statistics outcomes by offence data tool’, under offence ‘195 Criminal Justice Act 1988 S.141A(1) - Selling a blade to a person aged under 18.

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Data for 2015 will be published in due course.

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