Offensive Weapons: Arrests

Home Office written question – answered on 8th May 2019.

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The Home Office collects and publishes data on the number of arrests at the offence group level, including ‘possession of offensive weapons’ offences.

Data on the number of arrests for ‘possession of offensive weapons’ are published annually, on a financial year basis, in the ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. The latest data, covering the period up to March 2018, can be accessed here:

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