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KnifeCrimeInformationandArticles

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Knife crime is one of our society's most pressing problems. But it is also one of the most complex.

At the Ben Kinsella Trust, we've gathered some of the most esteemed and insightful articles from across the sector to provide a comprehensive understanding of the knife crime epidemic. These articles help explain the problem, its causes, and its effects, and show why it's so important to find solutions.

By sharing expert insights, we hope to inform and inspire people to work towards safer communities.

Headline statistics

78

young people aged under 25 were murdered with a knife or sharp object in the 12 months to March 2023. 10 were aged under 16.

49489

Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales in 2023.

244

murders involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales in the 12 months to March 2023.

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