Syringes: Injuries

Home Office written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Conservative, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what records her Department holds on the number of incidents in each of the last five years in which a member of the public has been injured by a used needle.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Home Office collects information on crimes in which a knife or sharp instrument was used. However, this is not broken down to the type of instrument used, nor does it provide information on whether a member of the public was injured.

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