Teenagers in Gloucester have told ITV News they fear for their lives on the city's streets because of a rise in people carrying knives.
According to the Home Office, there has been a 65% increase in knife crime in the county between 2010 and 2018.
Statistics suggest Gloucester has a bigger knife crime problem than most in the South West.
One 19-year-old told ITV News West Country he was subjected to an attack last December where he was stabbed 12 times for, "being in the wrong place at the wrong time".
- Watch Richard Payne's package - after he spent a night filming in Gloucester - below:
Lewis Whitter has grown-up in Gloucester and tried to help those on the edges of crime. He says too many young people, mainly boys, lack the role models that guided him and are turning to knives instead.
One mum told us knife crime is becoming a big problem - claiming a lack of respect among young people leading to many, "doing what they want".
Knife crime is also a constant concern for those who try to understand, guide and support those who are, or could be at risk.
KNIFE CRIME ACROSS OUR REGION 2017/18
- In March alone there have been more than a dozen incidents involving knives - here are just a few: