Victims of Knife Crime: Teenage Victims Slain in 2019

Jaden Moodie, 14, Leyton, East London – 8 January 2019 At the time of his death, Jaden was the youngest person to have died in a knife crime incident in over a year. The crime was made all the more terrible by the brutal circumstances in which he was slain. Continue Reading

Fastest Rises in Knife Crime

Knife crime has been an alarming issue in the UK for some years now. The criminal activity surrounding gang violence, drugs and young people is something the country has tried to deal with. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its crime statistics, showing a 7 per cent rise in Continue Reading

Violence Reduction Unit Invest £4.7 Million to Reduce School Exclusions

In November 2019, as part of the public health approach to knife crime, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledged £4.7 million in funding to support the reduction of school exclusions. Based on a holistic approach in which government actors aim to combat violent and knife crime and its root causes, Continue Reading

Shakira Mercedes: Female on Female Knife Crime Leaves Young Mother Dead

Following last year’s record-breaking spike in knife crime incidents and murders by stabbing, this year’s statistics are showing no sign of a reversal in the trend. Over the previous decade, knife crime levels have increased so much that we are still very much in the midst of a major epidemic. Continue Reading

Talented Football Enthusiast, Alex Smith, Stabbed to Death at 16

In what was the year’s 86th knife murder, talented football enthusiast, Alex Smith was brutally attacked and stabbed to death with what witnesses described a foot-long machete type weapon. The attack took place on 14th August on a housing estate in Camden, close to Regent’s Park. People familiar with the Continue Reading