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We need a renewed focus on primary prevention to tackle youth knife violence

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberl1769
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Medical Journal (Clinical Research ed)
Volume365
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2019

Abstract

A recent spate of youth-on-youth stabbings has prompted renewed public and policy interest in the problem of youth violence in England. Although rates fluctuate, police recorded data for England and Wales to March 2018 showed the highest number of offences involving knives or sharp instruments since 2011, and the highest number of sharp instrument homicides since the Home Office Index began in 1946. NHS data for hospitals in England for 2017-18, which include incidents not reported to the police, showed a 15% increase on the previous year in admissions for assault with a knife or sharp instrument.

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© 2019, British Medical Journal Publishing Group. The definitive copyedited, typeset version [Ponsford Ruth, Thompson Claire, Paparini Sara. We need a renewed focus on primary prevention to tackle youth knife violence BMJ 2019; 365 :l1769] is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1769.

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