Eleven victims died from knife crime in 16 days, reported the London Standard on 11th May 2017. There has been a shift revealed by statistics which shows that only a quarter of knife carriers are now linked to gangs. This compares to 10 deaths a year from 2008/9 and 2010/11 under Boris Johnson.
Our brilliant police believe more young people are now carrying knives for differing reasons, including status, criminality and increasingly for self-protection. Continue reading