Sharp objects, blades and knives have been used as a weapon for thousands of years. But, after falling for several years knife crimes in england and wales have been increasing again! At the end of march 2018 there was a 16% increase in knife crime compared to the previous year.Under 18s were sent to jail for knife crimes 1180 times from April to June.
Did you know, that if anyone is carrying a knife and didn't kill or hurt anybody, they can be sent to prison for 5 years?If they want to, police can stop and search anybody who they think is guilty of carrying a dangerous weapon. Isn't it interesting, how knives are the most common weapons used in killings of young people? Knife crime is falling in Scotland, fewer people are carrying terrible, horrifying weapons including young people.