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The Public Safety Foundation


Rory Geoghegan, a former Downing Street adviser on crime, said: ‘Those who carry knives repeatedly won’t be deterred by a criminal justice system that seems to have an increasing tolerance for them.

‘Parliament was clear in 2015 that repeat knife carriers should be jailed, yet more than 1,600 repeat knife carriers dodged a prison sentence last year, the highest number since records began.’

More than a third of repeat knife offenders are avoiding prison due to courts ‘increasing tolerance’

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