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Knife crime is a ‘national emergency’ – but how much can schools to do help?

Knife crime

It feels like a week doesn’t go by at the moment without hearing about another devastating case of a teenager dying because of knife crime. Indeed, new analysis of NHS figures shows that knife attacks on teenagers have risen by 93 per cent in five years.

And according to former Metropolitan Police commissioner Baron Hogan-Howe, school exclusions have helped to fuel the rise in violence and knife crime in the UK.

“We know that children who experience violence in the home, have only a single parent and are excluded from school have a very high risk of becoming involved in crime,” he said, ...

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