Knife and gun crime
Thankfully knife and firearm crime is relatively rare in Cambridgeshire. However, this area of the site is designed to provide information and answer questions for anyone interested in the prevention of knife/gun crime.
One of our key tactics in stopping knife/gun is through education and prevention work and there are a number of ways you can get involved to help us tackle this issue:
Got a question or want to share information on knife/gun crime?
A mailbox has been formed for any schools, students or parents who would like to share information or ask any questions regarding knife/firearm crime.
Want to report information about knife/gun crime anonymously?
Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Visit the website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
The maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is four years in prison and a fine of £5,000.
To find out more about what is and what is not legal, visit: https://www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives
For information on firearm and imitation firearm legislation, visit: http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/d_to_g/firearms/
Helplines and useful websites for more information:
www.victimsupport.org.uk/ OR 08 08 16 89 111
https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ OR 0800 555 111
http://www.droptheweapons.org/ à a site run by the Metropolitan Police to show you how real people can turn away from violent crime.
How to contact the police: