This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Rejected petition Bring back stop and search across the uk to combat knife and gun crime.

Knife crime is on the rise, as adults as well as children are carrying them more often. If stop and search is put into place again this not only could save someone’s life but help Discipline offenders. Let’s help make Britain safe again by firstly focusing on areas with high crime and violence.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s not clear what the petition is asking the UK Government or Parliament to do.

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