Knife crime

Between 2011 and 2021, threats to kill involving a knife or sharp instrument across England and Wales rose by 342%. In 2021, London recorded the highest number of teenage homicides ever, with 30 male teenagers aged 14 to 19 being killed. Overall, in 2021, 74.4% of homicides in London were caused by a knife or sharp instrument. This research aims to highlight, explain and offer solutions to such harm.