Knife crime is breaking the hearts of families all over the UK in record proportion.
There have been many views on the causes of the rise of knife crime. Some of these causes have been thought to be: poverty, untreated mental health issues, traumatic home lives, cuts to policing, cuts to young people's services, lack of opportunities and more.
Whatever your stance on the causes of knife crime, we are sure it can be agreed all round that it needs to stop, and fast!
We are losing far too many young lives, lives that could go on to be our future doctors, lawyers, teachers, youth workers, mental health professionals and more.
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