Knife Crime and serious violence

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1st February 2019
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Knife Crime and serious violence

Sadly, knife crime is once again in the news.

The National Neighbourhood Watch Network’s crime prevention toolkit has all the resources you need in order to start the conversation in your community about knife violence.

Did you know:-

  • 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. 

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