FILE PHOTO: A Metropolitan Police representative arranges knives, seized in recent operations, for photographers after a news conference about knife crime, at New Scotland Yard, in central London on May 29, 2008.    REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo
There were 43,516 knife crime offences in the 12 months in England and Wales to the end of March 2019, the highest number since comparable records began and up 80 per cent from the lowest on record, 2Show more

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