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Essex doesn't have the knife crime problem seen in other areas and with your help we can keep it that way.

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You can influence your friends and make the streets safer for everyone by not carrying a knife. One in three knife related injuries are caused by the victim's own knife. If you don't carry a knife that can't happen to you!


What can I do to keep knife crime out of Essex?

The best method of staying safe is to not carry a knife! If you think someone is carrying a knife - stay away from them. If you know or believe someone is carrying report it by calling Essex Police on 0300 333 4444 or 999 if it's an emergency.

You can also call Crimestoppers without anyone knowing on 0800 555 1111 or contact them through their website at www.shadowcs.co.uk

What will happen if I am caught carrying a knife?

You wil be arrested and taken to a police station to be dealt with. The maximum sentence for carrying a knife is four years in prison.

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