A group of young people outside 10 Downing Street

Knife crime

Knife crime is at the highest level on record

Knife offences and knife related deaths have been rising since 2014 across the country. This is a public health crisis which impacts young people.

Our work

Since September 2017, we have been working with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Knife Crime and Violence Reduction, looking into the causes of serious youth violence and what can be done to tackle it. 

Guided by the voices of young people affected by knife crime, we have been gathering evidence on:

  • Education and exclusions
  • Social media 
  • Youth services
  • Policing, drugs and county lines
  • Sentencing and prisons 

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What needs to happen?

The prime minister Boris Johnson must take personal responsibility for ensuring taking youth violence is top of the Government’s agenda.  This is vital if we are to tackle the current epidemic of knife crime.

Read our reports below.