to knives home
are the possible consequences of carrying a knife
have a false sense of security
attract trouble and get stabbed yourself
get arrested for carrying a knife
end up with a criminal record
end up in prison
Did you know?
you know someone who carries a knife you can send
a text with their name and school and location to crimestoppers'
is illegal for anyone to carry
a knife without lawful authority or reasonable excuse.
could influence your friends by not
carrying a knife and in turn make the streets safer.
is illegal for anyone to carry a knife
as a weapon. You could face 4 years
a knife will mean you will be arrested
and end up with a criminal record
that could affect your whole life, future job prospects, going to college
or university and travelling aboard.
in three knife related injuries are
caused by the victim's own knife.
doesn't have the knife crime figures seen in other area. Since June 2008
the number of people being found carrying
a bladed weapon in Essex has reduced
from 63 to 44 in November.
Police has 19 safety archways and
80 wands which can detect
whether people are carrying a knife.
These are being used in a number of operations across the county as well
as being taken out and demonstrated to the community.
Police is working with Trading Standards to make retailers aware that
it is an offence to sell a knives
and blades. The penalty for the offences
is a fine of up to £5,000 and/or
six months' imprisonment.
can die from just one stab
knives carry invisible bacteria. If
you are stabbed this bacteria can get into the wound and cause infection
which if left untreated can spread around the body and can kill
to six metres of intestine can come
out of a stab wound the size of your thumb. Exposed to the air, the intestine
will dry up and may need cutting
off, resulting in the need for a colostomy