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action
Introduce a minimum sentence for carrying a knife, equal to carrying a firearm
background
There should be a statutory minimum sentence for those found carrying a knife, the same as if carrying a firearm. With the reported 33% increase in knife crime since 2011 it is clear that there needs to be serious consideration for the punishment for those carrying offensive weapons.
additional details
The cycle needs to stop and the only way positive results will become evident and we will see a reduction in young murders is if we tighten up on sentencing for those carrying a knife. If a young person is caught with a knife and it is their first offence they potentially have no further punishment with the current policy’s around knife crime in place. Unlike those caught with a firearm. How many of those have been let off lightly for knife crimes have then gone on to re offend and use a knife?
created at
2019-07-31T09:01:55.611000+00:00
updated at
2020-04-21T14:43:55.231000+00:00
closed at
2019-11-06T00:01:00.000000+00:00
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