It has been two months since the London Bridge attacks and since that moment in time, there have been over 7,000 knife attacks in the UK.
According to the Home Office, assaults and robberies make up over 80% of knife crime. Stop and searches have decreased dramatically over the last 10 years, down from 1.5 million to just 300,000 last year. Only 6 in every 100 violent attacks involve knives, but those that do are some of the most devastating.
I refuse to believe there isn’t more we can do and perhaps we are not thinking big enough. Over the coming months, I plan to investigate and document knife crime around the world. The aim? Discover how other countries are tackling knife crime and what we can learn from them.