Saturday, May 16, 2009
Are more young people now reporting the stabbers?
If any confirmation was needed that the knife-wielding scourge in this country is a long way from being solved, it is the news that children aged under 10 have been stopped carrying blades.
A total of 31 youngsters under 16 years old were charged last year for being in possession of a knife compared to just a dozen in 2004.
However, there is at least anecdotal evidence suggesting more young people are reporting their peers for carrying knives - which of course could explain the increase and makes it good news.
Keep shopping the stabbers - that's a message we can keep promoting this year. Simply, knife-carrying is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Come on, crime fighters - keep shopping the stabbers!
Labels: Anti-knife crime campaign progress today, Crimestoppers anti-knife 'shop a stabber' by text campaign, knife crime statistics, Knife crime statistics map of UK for 2008
Posted by mark. chapman at Saturday, May 16, 2009