Knife crime

Is knife crime rising?
Violent crime
In Depth

Is knife crime rising?

Murder rate for 2020 climbs as three men stabbed to death
20 Jan 2020
Is the chicken shop anti-knife crime campaign racist?
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Is the chicken shop anti-knife crime campaign racist?

MPs say Home Office scheme is offensive and stereotypes black people
15 Aug 2019
Will the Tories’ tough new stance on crime pay off?
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In Brief

Will the Tories’ tough new stance on crime pay off?

Labour warns stop-and-search expansion ‘risks riots’
12 Aug 2019
Serious Youth Violence report: the causes and solutions
UK police
In Depth

Serious Youth Violence report: the causes and solutions

Home Affairs Committee criticises government’s ‘completely inadequate’ response to growing crisis
31 Jul 2019
UK knife crime in five sets of statistics
Knife, stabbing, massacre, school
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UK knife crime in five sets of statistics

US president courts controversy by taking aim at Sadiq Khan over stabbings epidemic in London
18 Jun 2019
Today’s front pages: Huawei leak, knife crime and Joe Biden
Joe Biden and Barack Obama
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Today’s front pages: Huawei leak, knife crime and Joe Biden

A round up of the headlines from UK newspapers on 26 April
26 Apr 2019
How to solve Britain's knife crime epidemic
Knife crime
In Depth

How to solve Britain's knife crime epidemic

Experts say strategies need to move beyond legal crackdowns
18 Apr 2019

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Edmonton stabbings: man charged over five knife attacks
UK police
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Edmonton stabbings: man charged over five knife attacks

Jason Kakaire, 29, to appear in court today on charges of attempted murder
5 Apr 2019
Two arrests after four stabbings in London over the weekend
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Two arrests after four stabbings in London over the weekend

Government announces ‘public health’ measures for knife crime ‘disease’
1 Apr 2019
Jodie Chesney: third arrest over park murder of teenager
Jodie Chesney
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Jodie Chesney: third arrest over park murder of teenager

Suspect Svenson Ong-a-kwie, 18, will appear at Barkingside Magistrates' Court today
14 Mar 2019
What is Operation Sceptre and can it reduce knife crime?
Knife crime
In Brief

What is Operation Sceptre and can it reduce knife crime?

The week-long national campaign includes weapon surrender bins and sweeps
11 Mar 2019
How Glasgow is beating knife crime
Clyde shipyards; Glasgow; T5 destroyer; warships
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How Glasgow is beating knife crime

The Scottish city launched a pioneering initiative after being branded murder capital of Europe in 2005
7 Mar 2019
Knife crime: where are the most dangerous areas?
Sajid Javid
In Depth

Knife crime: where are the most dangerous areas?

Home Secretary Sajid Javid holds crisis talks with police chiefs from seven most affected forces
6 Mar 2019
Schoolchildren given lessons in how to treat stab wounds
Knife
In Brief

Schoolchildren given lessons in how to treat stab wounds

As knife crime rockets new scheme showing the effects of stabbing leaves pupils in 'a lot of shock'
6 Mar 2019
Knife crime: police demand return of stop and search
Knife crime
In Brief

Knife crime: police demand return of stop and search

Theresa May accused of reducing controversial powers to fit 'political agenda'
5 Mar 2019
Knife crime: Javid demands end to ‘senseless violence’
Sajid Javid  at Downing Street
In Brief

Knife crime: Javid demands end to ‘senseless violence’

Two teenagers were killed in stabbing incidents over the weekend
4 Mar 2019
Schoolgirl arrested after two men stabbed in Ipswich
Ipswich stabbing
In Brief

Schoolgirl arrested after two men stabbed in Ipswich

Third man killed hours later in separate attack in the Suffolk town
17 Dec 2018
When are the police allowed to stop and search?
Senior Met officials have condemned the conduct of two former officers
In Depth

When are the police allowed to stop and search?

Proposals to relax ‘reasonable grounds’ condition has met with mixed response
12 Nov 2018
Why more people are being murdered in London
Knife crime
In Depth

Why more people are being murdered in London

Fatal stabbing of boy in Bellingham takes 2018 total to 116 - the same as for the whole of last year
2 Nov 2018
95% of burglaries and robberies go unsolved
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95% of burglaries and robberies go unsolved

Number of suspects caught and punished has halved in five years
18 Jun 2018
Is drop in stop-and-search fuelling a rise in knife crime?
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Is drop in stop-and-search fuelling a rise in knife crime?

Changes to the law criticised for spike in violent crime and homicides
27 Apr 2018
More murders committed in London than New York
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More murders committed in London than New York

Sadiq Khan ‘deeply concerned’ by murder rate, but insists London remains one of the safest cities in the world
3 Apr 2018
Two men stabbed to death in north London within two hours
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Two men stabbed to death in north London within two hours

One victim was hacked to death with samurai sword
21 Feb 2018
Police data shows knife crime at highest level for six years
Violent crime
In Brief

Police data shows knife crime at highest level for six years

Rise in violent crime will ‘put pressure on Home Secretary’
20 Oct 2017
What are zombie knives – and why are they being banned?
Zombie Knife
In Depth

What are zombie knives – and why are they being banned?

Sellers face up to four years in jail when new law comes into force later this week
15 Aug 2016
Machete attack leaves three French rugby stars in hospital
Clermont captain Aurelien Rougerie, a victim of the attack
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Machete attack leaves three French rugby stars in hospital

Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser attacked by gang after reportedly helping a woman
21 Jul 2014