“Knife crime” a phenomena engaging the streets of London

he streets of London along is enraging with the fashion of Knife crime

Across England and Wales violent crime is soaring. Knife crime by 26% across England and Wales. BBC reports police forces charges 8% fewer knife crime offenders. The home office says it is taking urgent action to stop violent crimes. 

On 29th October 2017, a murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was fatally stabbed in Croydon, south London

A murder investigation has been launched after police were called following reports of a seriously injured male at about 7pm on Sunday. They found the victim, thought to be 17 years old, with serious stab injuries and he died at the scene.

On 29th June 2017, An 18-year-old man has died after being stabbed at a warehouse party attended by dozens of people.

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The victim had been at a party on an industrial estate in Coronation Road, north-west London, where it is thought more than 50 partygoers may have gathered.

On 20th April 2017, the Metropolitan police have launched a murder investigation after a teenager was stabbed and killed in south-east London.

Police and paramedics were called to Hervey Road, Blackheath, at about 8.10pm on Wednesday, where they found 19-year-old Jordan Wright with stab wounds. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, where he died.

On 10th June 2016, A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death on a north London estate.

Officers sealed off part of the New River Green estate, Islington, after London’s air ambulance arrived at the scene shortly after 6pm.

The boy, whose identity has not yet been released, was rushed to hospital in an ambulance but died shortly after arriving. Police believe they know who he is but are still in the process of contacting his next of kin.

These are not only the case studies but this is what London is going through “knife crimes”.

In a Park  full of kids, in the daylight teenagers come running threat beat and rob people leaving them in a pool of blood.

“Media interest in knife crime goes in cycles.” Kids come riding in cycles, stab ongoing strangers, rob them thereby kill them.

Over time, these inconsistencies have become glaring. Crimes committed with knives are nothing new  Shakespeare’s plays are full of them. “Knife crime” as a phenomenon, however, is relatively recent. 

Many more children will die from knife-related violence; indeed. But it is not because the government and related agencies are not acting. Pretty much every week, somewhere in the country, there is some kind of initiative to tackle “knife crime”’ – an amnesty, a new charity in the name of the fallen, an appeal from police, a mayoral statement.

The trouble is that these efforts seem to have little effect. That might be because efforts to make a positive intervention are dwarfed by all the things the government is doing that are making the situation worse. These deaths occur at a moment when the country has made a conscious decision to defund and under-resource its young. When you slash youth services, underfund child mental health services and make swinging cuts to education and policing, there will be an effect. The most vulnerable will suffer. Austerity didn’t invent knife crime, but it is certainly contributing to the conditions in which it can thrive.

Knife crime, particularly as it affects young people, has been the subject of national debate for a decade, and s usual  awareness of its true scale is limited, our grasp of its trajectory is only approximate, and coverage of it is erratic.

We are conscious that there is something out there known as “knife crime”, but as yet we lack any coherent or enduring national response.

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by Israt Yasmin, The Blogging Connection

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