you know that 1 in 3 knife related injuries are actually caused by the
victim's own knife?
Get caught carrying a knife and you'll be arrested; you'll have to explain to the police why you were carrying it andif you can't provide a good enough reason, you'll be prosecuted. The maximum sentence for carrying a knife is 4 years in prison.
Essex is a safe county and doesn't have the knife crime problem seen in other areas of the UK.
What do you think about knife crime? We've all seen the news and heard the stories but we want to know your views about knife crime. Please be honest - this will help us understand more about knife crime in Essex.
Check out the BBC Newsround special report about knives and knife crime.