Offensive Weapons: Arrests:Written question - 248628

Q
Asked by David Simpson
(Upper Bann)
Asked on: 29 April 2019
Home Office
Offensive Weapons: Arrests
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon in 2018.
A
Answered by: Mr Nick Hurd
Answered on: 08 May 2019

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the number of arrests at the offence group level, including ‘possession of offensive weapons’ offences.

Data on the number of arrests for ‘possession of offensive weapons’ are published annually, on a financial year basis, in the ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. The latest data, covering the period up to March 2018, can be accessed here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-powers-and-procedures-england-and-wales-year-ending-31-march-2018

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