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45% reduction in knife crime in Aylesbury Vale

45% reduction in knife crime in Aylesbury Vale

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:50am 16th September 2019.

There has been a 45% reduction in the amount of knife crime in Aylesbury Vale since last year. 

Area Commander, Mike Loebenberg, is pleased to see such great results but the they are still targeting offenders:

"It's certainly not something we're complaisant about.

"There are lots of activities still going on to make sure that we do continue to see low level of offending, if any offending at all."

So, Thames Valley Police are taking part in a national knife crime campaign this week, called Oepration Sceptre.

A knife amnesty will run between Monday 16th and Sunday 22nd September, during which members of the public will be able to anonymously dispose of any type of knife or bladed article safely.

The aims of the operation are to remove dangerous weapons from the street, reduce knife crime and raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife.

Thames Valley Police has made the decision, following guidance from the NPCC on knife imagery, to stop publicising images of seized knives to help reduce the fear of knives and knife carrying in our local communities.

Knife amnesty bins have been placed at the following police stations in our area:

  • Amersham
  • Aylesbury
  • High Wycombe.
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