Knives: Crime

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

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds in relation to perpetrators of crimes using sharp objects and (a) time spent in Pupil Referral Units, (b) housing status and (c) employment status.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 08 October 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

As set out in the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy, there are a number of risk and protective factors for involvement in serious violence, some of which relate to background or personal circumstances. The Home Office does not, however, routinely collect information about whether those who are charged with, or convicted of, offences involving sharp objects have spent time in a Pupil Referral Unit or about their housing and employment status.

The Home Office does not routinely collect information about whether those who are charged with, or convicted of, offences involving sharp objects have spent time in a Pupil Referral Unit or about their housing and employment status.

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Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

As set out in the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy, there are a number of risk and protective factors for involvement in serious violence, some of which relate to background or personal circumstances. The Home Office does not, however, routinely collect information about whether those who are charged with, or convicted of, offences involving sharp objects have spent time in a Pupil Referral Unit or about their housing and employment status.

The Home Office does not routinely collect information about whether those who are charged with, or convicted of, offences involving sharp objects have spent time in a Pupil Referral Unit or about their housing and employment status.

Does this answer the above question?

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No0 people think not

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