Increase sentences relating to knife crime

Revise the law relating to knife crime and carrying knives. At current the punishment for carrying a knife as a first time offender carries no minimum sentence and a one year maximum sentence. In order to counter act the rise of knife crime the law needs to be looked at and changed.

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Status: Open
Opened: 14 Dec 2020, 10:29 a.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 77
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Recent Documents related to Increase sentences relating to knife crime

1. Serious Violence Reduction Orders
14/09/2020 - Home Office
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Found: Violence Reduction Orders: A new court order to target known knife carriers Government consultation

2. Knives and offensive weapons
21/03/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: BRIEFING PAPER Number 330, 21 March 2019 Knives and offensive weapons By Sally Lipscombe Inside:

3. Offensive Weapons Bill 2017-19 (HC Bill 232)
25/03/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Contents Summary 3 1. Background 5 1.1 Violent crime and Government policy 5 1.2 Offensive weapon offences

4. Written Evidence: Standing Committee for Youth Justice (OWB148) (PDF)
05/09/2018 - Bill Documents

Found: laws around the possession a nd intended use of knives and corrosive substances. We set out our views

5. His Honour Nic Madge, Dr John Crichton, Mr Duncan Bew and Mr Martin Griffiths - written evidence
06/03/2019 - Inquiry: Serious violence - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: further detailed consideration to the issue of knife crime. We are aware this matter was last debated in

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Recent Speeches related to Increase sentences relating to knife crime

1. Offensive Weapons Bill
28/01/2019 - Grand Committee

1: to an issue that I raised in discussion of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill and which is - Speech Link

2. Offensive Weapons Bill
26/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: to Clause 1, to ensure that they comply with the law. On the wording, is it about steps that they can - Speech Link
2: have had to operate to this standard under existing law and to lower the burden of proof would leave us with - Speech Link

3. Knife Crime
25/03/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered e-petition 233926 relating to knife crime.It is a pleasure to speak under - Speech Link

4. Offensive Weapons Bill
07/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: concerning rise in the number of serious violent crimes in the UK. This includes an ongoing rise in knife crime - Speech Link

5. Streatham Incident
03/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: to protect the public: the police who shot the offender to save others, and the ambulance staff who fearlessly - Speech Link

6. Knife Crime
27/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: teenager has been stabbed to death in west London. Knife crime is increasing at an alarming rate, having reached - Speech Link

7. Offensive Weapons Bill
28/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Secretary of State must, within 6 months of this Act receiving Royal Assent, lay a report before Parliament - Speech Link
2: Secretary of State must, within 6 months of this Act receiving Royal Assent, lay a report before Parliament - Speech Link
3: Secretary of State must, within 6 months of this Act receiving Royal Assent, lay a report before Parliament - Speech Link
4: (c) whether the current age restrictions surrounding the possession and use of air weapons are sufficient - Speech Link
5: miniature rifles and ammunition—“(1) The Firearms Act 1968 is amended as follows.(2) Omit subsection - Speech Link

8. Offensive Weapons Bill
30/01/2019 - Grand Committee

1: 18 (1) In section 141A of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (sale etc of bladed articles to persons under - Speech Link
2: in this group is to remove loopholes in the law relating to the sale of offensive weapons to persons - Speech Link

9. Oral Answers to Questions
08/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: women. This approach forms part of our female offender strategy, which announced a £5 million investment - Speech Link
2: number of very valuable women’s centres over the past year, including the Sunflower Centre in Plymouth and - Speech Link
3: women sent to prison get sentences of less than six months. Such sentences are proven to lead to more - Speech Link
4: appropriate time in prison, we want to ensure there are sentences on offer in which the judiciary have confidence - Speech Link
5: alternatives would see more than 30,000 fewer crimes every year, an answer the Minister omitted, yet the Tories - Speech Link

10. Offensive Weapons Bill (Second sitting)
17/07/2018 - Public Bill Committees

1: our programme.May I welcome the National Crime Agency, the National Ballistics Intelligence Service - Speech Link
2: means that the speaker in the main Chamber has changed. Why we do that I don’t know, but we always have - Speech Link

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I want the UK Government to make carrying a knife and knife crime possess a harsher sentence to deter at risk youths from putting their own and other lives at risk.
I believe a minimum of at least 36 months should be given to anyone caught carrying a knife as a first time offender and 7 years for anyone with previous convictions. In addition to this, where someone is stabbed and they survive, the offender should be jailed for a minimum of 14 years after attempting to take someone’s life.


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