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Knife Crime Oral Question, 14/06/12 [S]

During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 14 June 2012 James Dornan (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what progress has been made by the no knives better lives campaign.

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, replied that no knives better lives continues to make excellent progress, with 1.5 million investment now supporting young people in 10 local authority areas across Scotland. Along with record investment in policing, innovative prevention initiatives such as that mean that Scotland continues to get safer. Recorded crime is at its lowest level in 35 years; it is down 23 per cent since 2006-07. Violent crime has also reduced by 19 per cent over that period. The number of recorded offensive weapons crimes is at its lowest since 1997-98.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 14 June 2012 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 14 June 2012