Scotland has adopted a public health approach to tackling violence , as advocated by the World Health Organisation. This includes prevention activity such as education and early intervention coupled with appropriate law enforcement as necessary. We need to continue to tackle the causes of violence, not just the symptoms. Only by doing this will we be able to break the cycle of violence and reduce the impact that it has on individuals, their families and our communities. To prevent and reduce violence, we work closely with many organisations and financially support the following: Scottish Violence Reduction Unit A key part of our work to tackle violence is through our support for the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit , the national centre of expertise on violence.
Crime in England and Wales: year ending December 2017
London crime rate: British capital spirals out of control
According to the BBC, violent knife crimes have been up drastically in the UK, thanks to gang rivalries and a violent youth culture. This week, the BBC investigates the knife carrying culture in several other countries, in an effort to find the roots of its tragic resurgence in Britain. In many countries, violent crime is down in recent years, but concerns remain about the level of knife crime that persists. In Spain, for example, a BBC correspondent notes that ethnic gangs in the cities are the greatest worry, but they tend to stick to firearms. Some reports indicate a rise in knife violence among the youth specifically, but official statistics do not reflect a significant trend. Finally, Russia has reported that violent crime in Moscow has decreased by a third in , but that skinhead gangs and hate crimes have taken over a new niche with knife related incidents.
How many of those convicted of knife crime go to prison?
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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A staggering number of children caught carrying and using knives in schools has been revealed by police. New and concerning stats, exposed by a Freedom of Information request to West Midlands Police, reveal reports of children caught carrying and even using bladed weapons in the last 18 months. Figures from September to date, which categorised the figures into areas of the West Midlands, revealed the largest chunk of knife crimes took place at Birmingham schools. Police recorded 69 reports of children carrying knives at Birmingham schools, whereas other areas had a significantly smaller number of knife-related crimes.