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Knife and Offensive Weapon Sentencing Statistics: October to December 2021
This publication presents key statistics describing the trends in the number of offenders receiving cautions and convictions for
- possession of an article with a blade or point
- possession of an offensive weapon, or
- threatening with either type of weapon
in England and Wales. Please note that cases still awaiting final decisions are no longer accounted for using estimation methodology. These are generally cases in the latest periods and are now counted as ‘other’ disposals until final decisions are made unless separately specified.