Why is knife crime on the increase in England & Wales?

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  • Under 18s carrying knives is increasing.

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  • Not sure, but it's not a London-only problem. London's knife crime is high, but the biggest increases have been outside London.

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  • Because the police don't stop-and-search as much as they used to.

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  • Gang warfare increasing due to increased supply of crack cocaine, inciting more violent turf wars.

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  • Police are too busy with other crimes.

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  • Overall, knife crime is only a small amount of all violent crime, which on the whole is significantly falling.

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  • Less police on the streets.

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