A triple-track approach to tackling knife crime

By Rebecca Bryant | 06 November 2019

Rebecca Bryant says that effectively tackling the scourge of knife crime calls for a multi-agency approach including early intervention, with local authorities and children and young people’s services having a vital role to play

Knife crime in Britain has become a national emergency. In England and Wales alone, offences involving knives or sharp instruments increased by 7% in the year to June, rising to 44,076 – the highest since records began.

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