Guns and knives

Of all weapons of violence, guns cause the greatest harm, followed by bladed weapons. It is estimated that over half a million of people die from armed violence every year and the highest proportion of these will be at the end of a gun. This is just those killed by guns, countless more are wounded, or take their lives with one.  Knife crime, whilst harder to control, creates cultures of fear and violence that can fuel stabbings. AOAV seeks to stimulate the debate about guns and knives, and their role in violence, through detailed research and focused advocacy.

AOAV's Guns and Knife Violence Research