I choose to have a life, not a knife

In the last 12 months to November in Croydon, there have been 109 victims of knife crime aged under 25. Help reduce violent crime by and against young people. By carrying weapons, you are more likely to become a victim, as well as be responsible for the injury or death of others.

Choose not to carry a knife

Bin a knife or weapon anonymously at either of these Croydon stores:

  • Sainsbury’s Purley Way Branch, Trafalgar Way, CR0 4XT or
  • Sainsbury’s Selsdon branch, 130 Addington Road, South Croydon CR2 8LA

The bins are placed away from CCTV, giving people the confidence to deposit their weapons anonymously. Croydon knife bins have collected over 600 knives and 2 firearms in the last 12 months.

Choose to get help

Are you worried about knife crime?

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of knife or gun crime, or maybe you’re somehow involved in another way, there’s plenty of support available. Visit our help and advice page.

If you are worried about your or your friends safety visit www.croydonyps.org.uk/advice/safety/ for support and information

You can also find support for yourself or your friends and family at safe.met.police.uk/knife_crime_and_gun_crime/done_something_youre_worried_about.html

Choose what you can do

I choose to learn new skills

I choose to train for a good job

I choose to make a difference

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