Neighbourhood Watch Toolkit – Spotlight on Serious Violence

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27th July 2018

Neighbourhood Watch Toolkit – Spotlight on Serious Violence

Last week we shared with you a little information on the effects of Loneliness & Vulnerability from the fantastic Toolkit’s that are available for use on the Neighbourhood Watch website.

This week we would like to highlight some interesting facts and statistics on Serious Violence & Crime.

  • Knife crime across the country has risen by a staggering 21 per cent in the 12 months to September 2017, according to the Office of National Statistics.
  • In the first three months of 2018, 26 people were murdered by knives.  Six of them were teenagers and most of them were black.  Young men are the most likely group to be involved in knife crime, both as victims and perpetrators.
  • Police records show 37, 443 recorded knife offences and 6,694 recorded gun offences across the UK in the year up to September 2017
  • Last year, more than 19,000 people were caught carrying a knife in England and Wales.  

If you want to learn more about serious crime and the signs to look out for then please visit https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/crimes-archive/toolkit-3/

You can also watch some very informative short videos relating to the lasting effects of knife crime and how to deal with a situation if you suspect someone you know may be involved in knife crime. Please click here and visit the No Knives Better Lives website http://noknivesbetterlives.com/young-people/nkbl-campaigns/nkbl-films