Knife Crime is Becoming a Normality


I hate that I’m starting to see knife crime as a normality.

Young People Insight

As I sat watching the news yesterday and heard about a young man in South London being murdered by a group of teenagers, I immediately knew that it was a stabbing.  When I hear particular news items, I am now aware of when they are going to use the term “stab”, because knife crime has quickly become a normality.

No crime should become a normality, especially not a violent crime using a weapon that is tearing apart so many lives, but this is unfortunately the case in our society at present.  Young people use knives for a variety of reasons, as they try to solve any situation or intimidate others.

It is also becoming the norm for much younger individuals, aged 12 and 13, to use knives, which is remarkably worrying, because they already have a mindset that sees violence as the answer.  If they start using knives without giving…

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