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Knives: Crime

Question for Home Office

UIN 291477, tabled on 26 September 2019

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.

Answered on

8 October 2019

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

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.

Original answer

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.

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