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Knife Crime

Asked if the Government was planning to look again at whether under-16 knife crime was counted in statistics as Cherie Boothe had said it should, the PMS replied that on the issue of knife crime statistics, the Home Office could give a specific response to that specific question. But we had asked police forces to collect more detailed data on serious offences involving knives of sharp instruments from April last year, and the first full year’s data would be available later this month. We were also committed to extending the British Crime Survey to include 10-16 year olds from 2010.

Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with what Cherie Boothe was saying yesterday that the scale of the problem of knife crime was far greater even that the crimes that were being reported everywhere, including hospitals for example, the PMS replied that we were obviously concerned about knife crime and that was why the Government had taken a number of measures in recent weeks – we had doubled the maximum sentence, we had launched a new and very graphic multi-million pound advertising campaign, and we had created an expectation to prosecute for anyone 16 or over carrying a knife. On the specifics issue of statistics, this was a matter for the statistical experts in the Home Office to take a view on, but we were looking at ways of how the statistics can be improved.

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  1. britain is failing in keeping our people safe and you the government are failing all british people we are so sick and fed up of seeing our children and parents killed on the streets no justice if it was your child or wife how would you feel you fail british people when we lose our children to knife crime we have to back down and be nice well i would not be nice i would demand justice i would demand hanging i would demand revenge why do we pussy foot around and leave our good people in pain, I do think that you will see the british people rising and demanding and being vigilanties in their own communitties because the government abuses all good british people give us a gun and we will be like usa. abuse us step on our land abuse our lives and you have to accept the consequences.
    there is no justice in britain now we are pussy footing around aliens who abuse our land get a grip gordon and do something if not communities will and they will go to the like of the bnp who will sort britain.
    we see people who want all british people killed such as the alien hamza who abuses us constantly deport them all

    Comment by ruth — 20 Jul 2008 on 10:18 pm | Link

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