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Knife crime has increased in England and Wales over the last decade – here’s how the next government can prevent it

By Toby Davies, Associate Professor in Criminal Justice Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Graham Farrell, Professor of Crime Science, University of Leeds
Shocking news stories, such as the conviction of two 12-year-old boys for a fatal machete attack in Wolverhampton, have fuelled worries of an “epidemic” of knife crime in England and Wales. A new survey of 2,000 young people found that nearly half are worried about knife crime. In their campaigns for the forthcoming election, both Labour and the Conservatives have promised to…The Conversation

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