We’re working hard with our partner agencies and communities to tackle those people who are involved with knife crime and to help prevent it from happening.
Carrying a knife is not worth it:
It could end up being used against you
You could be arrested and charged, having a criminal record that can affect the rest of your life, from job prospects to travelling to certain countries
People who use a knife to injure someone face long prison sentences
And people who are present when someone is injured or killed with a knife by someone else can also be convicted of murder
What is knife crime?
Knife crime is any crime which involves a knife whether it is used or not, some examples include:
Carrying a knife
Threatening someone with a knife
Intending to hurt someone with a knife
Using a knife to injure or kill someone
Thieves carrying knives during a robbery or burglary
The involvement of a knife or knives in gang-related offences
Someone under 18 trying to buy a knife
If you are worried about someone you know carrying a knife, want to talk to someone about knife crime or ask advice please call 101. Always call 999 in an emergency such as when a crime is in progress and/or someone is in immediate danger.