Across England and Wales, knife-related crime is at its highest level since 2011, with the year ending March 2018 having seen a 16% increase from the previous 12 months, the Office of National Statistics says.
The issue has also received international attention, in part due to US President Donald Trump’s comment in May that an unnamed London hospital was like a “war zone,” with “blood all over the floors” due to knife crime. Trump did not provide detail or evidence for his assertion.
November 6, 2018
UK children have highest risk of being stabbed on way home from school, study finds
[I find this interesting in multiple ways.
- Picheta laments the high level of “knife-related crime”, yet a couple paragraphs latter suggests that Trump made an unfounded assertion. Is Picheta’s memory span that short?
- “Knife crime”. They have banned almost all guns and many knives. Carrying a knife in public, with a very few exceptions, is illegal there. Perhaps they should consider criminal control rather than inanimate object control.
- It is further support for Just one question.
See also Knife Control.—Joe]