Quarterly statistical release on trends in cautioning and sentencing of knife or offensive weapon possession offences.
The publication contains key statistics describing trends in cautioning and sentencing, probation supervision and the prison population for offences involving the possession of a knife or offensive weapon in England and Wales.
The bulletin is released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
The bulletin is produced and handled by the ministry’s analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:
Ministry of Justice: Secretary of State, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Permanent Secretary, Head of Sentencing Policy and Penalties Unit, Policy advisers for Sentencing Policy and Penalties Unit, Head of the Community Sentences and Intervention in Youth Justice Policy Unit, Policy lead for Out of Court Disposals, Policy adviser for Out of Court Disposals, Policy adviser for Strategic Planning and Performance, Head of Community Skills and Employment Unit, relevant press officers and special advisers.
Home Office: Minister of State, Home Secretary, Minister for Crime Prevention, Policy adviser for Violent and Youth Crime Prevention Unit, Principle Research Officer - Alcohol and Violence, Senior Research Officer - Alcohol and Violence, relevant press officers and special advisers.