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SirWilliam
post Jul 5 2017, 07:00 PM
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Homicide and knife crime rates 'up in England and Wales' - BBC News
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27 Apr 2017 - Cases of homicide and knife crime recorded by police in England and Wales are rising, figures suggest. ... Despite those factors, statisticians said homicide (up 21%) and knife crime (up 14%) appeared to show "smaller but genuine increases". ... The separate Crime Survey of England


Could someone explain, words of one syllable preferred, why the carrying of a knife is deemed a criminal act even though the owner has no intention whatsoever of using it as a weapon but feral youths are deemed innocuous unless they carry one ?

Surely what we need is less criminals as opposed to more police ?


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post Jul 5 2017, 08:00 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jul 5 2017, 08:00 PM) *
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Homicide and knife crime rates 'up in England and Wales' - BBC News
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39729601
27 Apr 2017 - Cases of homicide and knife crime recorded by police in England and Wales are rising, figures suggest. ... Despite those factors, statisticians said homicide (up 21%) and knife crime (up 14%) appeared to show "smaller but genuine increases". ... The separate Crime Survey of England


Could someone explain, words of one syllable preferred, why the carrying of a knife is deemed a criminal act even though the owner has no intention whatsoever of using it as a weapon but feral youths are deemed innocuous unless they carry one ?

Surely what we need is less criminals as opposed to more police ?


Whats a feral youth? Do you mean gang members?
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post Jul 5 2017, 09:10 PM
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https://www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives



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post Jul 5 2017, 09:11 PM
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Poor people.


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post Jul 6 2017, 12:33 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jul 5 2017, 08:00 PM) *
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Homicide and knife crime rates 'up in England and Wales' - BBC News
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39729601
27 Apr 2017 - Cases of homicide and knife crime recorded by police in England and Wales are rising, figures suggest. ... Despite those factors, statisticians said homicide (up 21%) and knife crime (up 14%) appeared to show "smaller but genuine increases". ... The separate Crime Survey of England


Could someone explain, words of one syllable preferred, why the carrying of a knife is deemed a criminal act even though the owner has no intention whatsoever of using it as a weapon but feral youths are deemed innocuous unless they carry one ?

Surely what we need is less criminals as opposed to more police ?

I'm not sure what your complaint is. Carrying a "humble penknife" isn't itself a criminal offence.


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post Jul 6 2017, 09:08 PM
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All down to the blade length I believe, and obviously lock/ flick knives re illegal whatever the length.
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