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National Knife Amnesty

A National Knife Amnesty runs in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from 24 May to 30 June 2006. The Amnesty is being run in partnership with ACPO. In order to support the Amnesty the Home Office has produced a creative poster campaign, and designed an over-arching brand for the amnesty, to help forces tie their own activities into the nationwide campaign.

You can download a PDF file containing the campaign poster PDF 327Kb.

Campaign Objectives

  • To publicise the key details of the amnesty (when, where and how to hand in your knife)

  • To challenge the culture which views the carrying of a knife as normal and appropriate

  • To demonstrate Police and Home Office commitment to tackling knife crime

  • To reassure the public that action is being taken to make the streets safer

Key Messages

  • Carrying a knife is not an effective form of self-defence

  • If you bin your knife at police station during the amnesty (May 24 – June 30) you won’t be prosecuted

  • The safest way to dispose of a knife is by wrapping it in cardboard or thick paper

  • The Home Office and Police are taking knife crime seriously

Getting a copy

Download a copy of the campaign poster PDF 327Kb.

Last update: Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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