The Ministry of Justice said more than 22,000 crimes involving knives or offensive weapons were dealt with in the year up to September 2019.
The number of offenders being punished for their crimes is at the lowest level in almost half a century, figures suggest.
New figures from the Ministry of Justice have shown the number of self-harm cases occurring in prisons are at an all-time high.
The Justice Secretary has said that an overhaul of the parole system will give victims “reassurance”, and ensure another case like John Worboys will not happen.
Jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes could be scrapped to relieve pressure on the system, the prisons minister has suggested.
Becca Bland from Standalone UK, a charity for people estranged from their parents, says a law giving grandparents contact rights would not solve family issues
Denise Fergus, the mother of the murdered James Bulger, condemned the man after images of child abuse were reportedly found on on his computer
Codey called on Sam Gyimah to speak up in an interview with James Whale and Ash Gould
Steve Gillan, the Prison Officers Association's General Secretary, spoke to Paul Ross about UK prison services
Ralston Dodd was sentenced to nine years in prison for nearly stabbing someone to death
The United Arab Emirates has cut ties with Qatar in an escalating diplomatic crisis
The Ministry of Justice has warned that it will take legal action over 'unlawful' industrial action by prison staff which is set to begin on Wednesday
Ministry of Justice report also suggested 'cultural sensitivity' among staff towards Muslim prisoners could help stop terror hothousing
The courts are disjointed and overstretched, says Meg Hillier MP