Saturday, September 25, 2010

Number of knife carriers in Scotland falls to nine-year low

The number of people convicted of carrying a knife has fallen to its lowest for nearly a decade.

Figures from the Scottish government showed 3,194 crimes of having a knife in public were committed in 2009-10, a drop of 22% on the previous year.

The fall was welcomed by Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, who said it showed "tough enforcement" was paying off.

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