Date lodged: 13 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been given the maximum custodial sentence of five years for carrying a knife in each of the last five years.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 26 November 2018
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point
1 - where main crime
Source: Criminal Proceedings database
Please note : The maximum penalty increased to 5 years in February 2016.
Number of people given the custodial sentence of five years (1826 days) for having in a public place an article with a blade or a point¹, 2015-16 to 2016-17.
The available information is provided in the following tables by financial year, which have been produced from the Scottish Government’s criminal proceedings database . The Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2017-18 will be published in late January 2019.