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What is Knife Crime?
 
Knife crime is a crime that involves a knife. You can be found guilty of knife crime if you:
  • Threaten someone with a knife
  • Stab or slash someone with a knife
  • Carry or try to buy a knife, this is illegal under the age of 18 in England & Wales, Northern Ireland and under the age of 16 in Scotland.
Other names for Knife Crime.
 
Other names that are commonly used for knife crime include: stab, shank, wet up, slash, weapon, tool, razor, slice, cut, bore.
 
Do you carry a knife or know someone who does?
 
Carrying a knife is never a good idea. Some people say, "They carry a knife for protection or for someone else". This is not an excuse as you are still breaking the law.
 
 
 
What is gun crime?
 
Gun crime covers any crime that involves a gun. You could be guilty of gun crime if you:
  • Carry or threaten someone with a gun or a fake gun.
  • Fire a gun, even if no one’s injured.
  • Shoot someone.
  • Are under age 17, it’s illegal for you to own an air rifle too.
BB Guns
 
BB guns look very realistic and you should never carry one with you in a public place or ever try to hide one on you. If the police see you with a realistic gun they will treat you as if the gun is real.
 
To buy a BB gun you must be 17 years old or older. If you are younger than 17 years old and using a BB gun you must have a responsible adult with you.
 
Other names for Gun Crime
 
Other names that are commonly used for gun crime include: shoot, brap, pop, blast, cap, weapon, tool up, pistol, glock, gat, rifle, rap, bullet, unload, AK47.
 
 

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