Tackling knife crime is a key priority for Bedfordshire Police
as part of our aim to protect people and fight crime.
We’re urging people across the county to take action against
knife crime – before it’s too late.
Find out how to speak
out if you have concerns about knife crime, wise up on the law, and if you or someone
you know is involved in knife crime, find out how to get help.
What counts as knife crime
‘Knife crime’ is simply any crime that involves a knife.
- carrying a knife or trying to buy one if you’re under 18
- threatening someone with a knife
- carrying a knife that is banned
- a murder where the victim was stabbed with a knife
- a robbery or burglary where the thieves carried a knife as a
Some young people say that they carry a knife for protection or
to make them feel safer, even though they wouldn’t think of using
it. However, research has shown that you’re actually more likely to
become a victim of crime if you’re carrying a knife.
In some cases, teens have been injured or killed by someone else
using the knife they were carrying.
Not only do you put yourself at risk of serious injury, or
death, you could also face a £5,000 fine and four years in jail –
even if you don’t use it.
Find out more about knife
crime law or get
help before it’s too late.