Reducing knife carrying and knife violence

Solutions that work, not solutions designed to sound tough

Despite recent attention, there is little evidence that illegal knife carrying or knife violence is increasing. Media stories have created a perception that violent crime, perpetrated by young people with knives, is on the increase.

Any knife crime is unacceptable - we need to reduce illegal knife carrying and knife violence. But we need solutions which are proportional to the problem. We need solutions based on what has been proven to work, not solutions designed to sound tough but which may make things worse.

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