Knife crime soars to record in England and Wales but homicides fall

FILE PHOTO: A Metropolitan Police representative arranges knives, seized in recent operations, for photographers after a news conference about knife crime, at New Scotland Yard, in central London on May 29, 2008. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – Knife crime rose 8% to a record in England and Wales last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Thursday, as major cities like London try to tackle a surge in stabbings. However, the number of homicides where a knife or sharp instrument was involved dropped, reflecting an overall fall […]

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