- Almost half of all knife crime in the UK takes place in London, Greater Manchester and the West Midlands
- 60% of knife crime attacks in London are carried out in a gang context
- In 2010-11, one in seven of all emergency hospital admissions for assault among 13-24 year olds involved a knife or sharp object
- The Government has identified 32 priority areas where gang and youth violence is most prevalent
(Sources: Metropolitan Police, Home Office)
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