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From the knife awareness projects own site, knife crime is falling and has done over the past 10 years. I don't know if amnesties have helped or not.

 

Almost all crime has been dropping for decades. The crimes which have increased have mostly been those where reporting of the crime has increased, such as sexual crime.

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I can't help thinking that the the vast majority of people who deposit knives in these bins, aren't the ones who would use them to attack someone.

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So, I have to wrap my old knives up like xmas presents, drive across sheffield (I'm in Woodhouse) find the bin, and then drive back, pick them up, drive across town again and be careful how I walk to the bin in the 30min time slot you say I have and also avoid the people I've never heard of who'll also be there opening the bin for me?

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A recent four week amnesty in Manchester collected over 1100 knives so we shall have to see what happens in Sheffield

 

One Nation Community Centre, 7 Leyburn Road, Nether Edge S8 0XA

 

2.30 - 3pm

Laughable!

Four week amnestity in Manchester.....half an hour in Sheffield?

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This does not appear to be an amnesty.

You would be probably be safer if you put any illegal knives in your black bin.

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This is a permanent knife bin - the official launch is between 2.30 until 3pm

 

Sorry for the confusion

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Almost all crime has been dropping for decades. The crimes which have increased have mostly been those where reporting of the crime has increased, such as sexual crime.

 

If those crimes that have increased are due to increased reporting, could it be that those that appear to have decreased are now being under-reported.

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If those crimes that have increased are due to increased reporting, could it be that those that appear to have decreased are now being under-reported.

 

It's a possibility worth investigating.

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So, I have to wrap my old knives up like xmas presents, drive across sheffield (I'm in Woodhouse) find the bin, and then drive back, pick them up, drive across town again and be careful how I walk to the bin in the 30min time slot you say I have and also avoid the people I've never heard of who'll also be there opening the bin for me?

 

What?

 

Why would you have to drive across twice?

 

---------- Post added 16-01-2016 at 11:13 ----------

 

This does not appear to be an amnesty.

You would be probably be safer if you put any illegal knives in your black bin.

 

What exactly makes a knife illegal?

 

I have a machete in the garage, an axe in the outhouse, and several gerber sheath knives around the house.

They're all entirely legal to have in your own home.

 

They only become illegal if you start walking around in public with one. Although when I'm walking in the peaks I'll take one in my bag.

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The point is that an 'amnesty' is announced by the police when they publicly advise that persons carrying knives for disposal to an announced location will not be charged.

 

The suggestion is there by the OP, but no announcement has been made by the police.

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Why not just chuck it in the wheelie bin?

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