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Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
On Wednesday, London police responded to separate stabbings within hours of each other, the victims, a young boy believed to be in his teens and a man, were sent to the hospital with life-threatening or serious stab wounds.
That makes two attacks this morning, five this week...and more than 39,000 in just six months.
During the first six months of the year, police recorded 39,332 knife crime offenses- a 12 percent increase over last year, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Other violent crimes, including murder and robbery, also increased by double-digit percentages. Data also showed the number of homicides in which a knife or sharp instrument was used increased by 25 percent in the last year, ONS said.
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