Date published: 27 June 2017
1,844 Londoners under 25 were injured as a result of non-domestic knife crimes in 2016. This is the highest level since 2012. Behind each of these offences is a young life derailed, a family traumatised and a community damaged.
We must act to stop this increase, and then work to reduce these crimes to protect young Londoners, their families and communities from the devastating harm of knife crime and violence.
Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a plan of action to tackle knife crime in London by:
- targeting lawbreakers
- working with young people and communities
- and supporting victims.