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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19902: John Scott (Ayr)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

 

2015-16

2016-17

Having in a public place an article with a blade or point

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1

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.