Why is knife crime on the increase in England & Wales?
Under 18s carrying knives is increasing.
Not sure, but it's not a London-only problem. London's knife crime is high, but the biggest increases have been outside London.
Because the police don't stop-and-search as much as they used to.
Gang warfare increasing due to increased supply of crack cocaine, inciting more violent turf wars.
Police are too busy with other crimes.
Overall, knife crime is only a small amount of all violent crime, which on the whole is significantly falling.
Less police on the streets.