Something funny is going on with knife crime figures.
According to the Telegraph, official figures show police recorded 38,082 serious violent or sexual knife offences last year - amounting to 104 every day.
But the previous year's figure was 25,013 - that looks like a 50 per cent rise. Apparently, the Home Office is taking a more detailed look at knife crimes, we're told, so ministers have changed the way crimes are measured
I think this means officials have realised knife crime was being under reported, buried away in other crime figures perhaps.
That said, convictions for carrying a knife have risen over 60 per cent from 3805 (1998) to 6169 (2007) has increased by more than half in ten years, it has been revealed.
Interesting that more people are being convicted - but are more people also carrying, and using, knives in these times?
Long may the crackdown on knife carriers and stabbers continue though - but the crime fighters need to communicate and get their act together better.
To text a stabber, try the Crimestoppers service. And don't forget to vote in the poll at the top of the page on whether you would buy or be ok about using the potentially safer 'anti-stab knife'.