Knife Crime in England and Wales – what the key figures are telling us

How big is the problem?

Gun and knife crime both rose last year according to Home Office figures.

How significant are these headline figures?

The number of offences involving knives recorded by police in England and Wales in 2019 was the highest on record, official statistics..

Posted by AskMe Admin in Blog

Evidence that gangs aren’t taking lockdown, lying down

A month ago, headlines claimed “Gang life ‘has stopped’ because of COVID-19” ; warning police forces to expect gang operations and violence to resume again once the lockdown measures are lifted. But a steady number of ultra-violent attacks continue to be reported in inner cities and newspaper..

Posted by AskMe Admin in Blog

How to save a life: emergency first aid for victims of knife crime.

A must watch clip for all young people as lead nurse for Violence Reduction at The Royal London Hospital, Michael Carver, explains what happens when someone is stabbed and what you need to do to help save them. It also provides some insight on what environment young people can experience when..

Posted by AskMe Admin in Blog

Ask Me about gangs scheme

The ‘Ask Me About Gangs’ service deployed its first
Ambassadors this autumn as part of the Borough Council’s gang prevention
programme. The new service builds on two recent successes; a similar project
promoted by Women’s Aid supporting victims of domestic violence, and the

Posted by AskMe Admin in Blog

Violence Reduction Approach shows initial success stories in its first year

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Waltham Forest Council
as part of their violence reduction partnership. The first annual report was
published on 1st November 2019 and highlights:

A collaborative, partnership approach that recognises the collective responsibility..

Posted by AskMe Admin in Blog

Is Knife crime reaching a ‘record high’ in England and Wales?

Last week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published
the latest crime statistics leading a number of newspapers to publish headlines
that knife crime in England and Wales had risen to a “record high”. Nationwide,
the country has seen an overall rise of seven per cent,..

Posted by AskMe Admin in Blog

Ambassadors Go Live

Our first group of Ask Me Community Ambassadors go live on Tuesday
15th October – deployed throughout the borough in areas where they can add
real value to support young people and families at risk of gang activity of the
threat of youth violence. We have Ambassadors based..

Posted by AskMe Admin in Blog