Serious Violence Reduction Orders


1. The government thinks that that the best way to make it easier for the police to stop and search known knife carriers is to create a new court order, the Serious Violence Reduction Order (SVRO). Do you agree?


2. When should the court have the power to give someone an SVRO?


3. Should an SVRO be made automatically on conviction?


4. Should SVROs apply to adults only?


5. How long should an SVRO last?


6. Should we create a separate criminal offence of breach of an SVRO?


7. Do you have any comments about how the police should use SVROs in practice?

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8. Do you have any comments about the ways in which SVROs might impact on communities?

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9. Do you have any further comments about the proposals in this consultation in relation to impact on protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; or sexual orientation? How might any such impacts be mitigated?

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