UK knife crime offenders getting longer jail sentences

UK knife crime offenders getting longer jail sentences
 

Nearly two-thirds of people convicted of crimes involving knives or other weapons were given custodial sentences last year, according to statistics showing more offenders are being jailed, and for longer periods, than ever before.
Official figures show 7,628 of 2017’s 20,982 knife and weapon offences – which include possession and making threats but stop short of assault – led to immediate custody, with a further 4,067 leading to suspended sentences.
That compares with 5,734 jail sentences and 2,649 suspended sentences handed down in 2008, amounting to about 42% of the 28,398 offences dealt... read more

 
8 March 2018 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Guardian
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