The current epidemic of Knife Crime in the UK raises a number of issues surrounding causation, prevention, and from a medical point of view, dealing with the casualties. Knife crime in the UK is becoming a big public issue. England and Wales have seen the largest recorded increase of 22% – this figure was revealed amid a spate of stabbings in London earlier this year. In 2017, 40,000 offences involving knives or sharp weapons were recorded by police – the highest level in 7 years – gun crime has also increased by 11% to 6,600 offences. In my work as a
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