Knives: West Midlands

Home Office written question – answered at on 5 November 2019.

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Photo of Emma Reynolds Emma Reynolds Labour, Wolverhampton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) knives were found in and (b) offences involving knives occurred in or in the vicinity of (a) secondary schools and sixth form colleges and (b) primary schools in the West Midlands in each year since 2010.

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

Our schools should be safe and disciplined environments for both pupils and teachers and no young person should feel the need to bring a weapon to school.

That’s why we are taking action across Government to tackle the scourge of knife crime with a focus on early intervention.

The Home Office does not hold information on the number of knives recovered the in the vicinity of school or sixth from college premises.

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