In June 2017, the Mayor launched his Knife Crime strategy to put a stop to knife crime in London. The strategy followed the extensive public consultation held for the Police and Crime Plan , where 8,000 Talk Londoners had their say on tackling crime in the capital.
The Knife Crime Strategy focuses on targeting lawbreakers, offering a way out of crime, keeping deadly weapons off our streets, protecting and educating young people, working with young people and communities and supporting victims of knife crime.
To keep children and young people safe, the Mayor has urged the government to reverse cuts to police and youth services. He has also called for a thougher stance on videos encouraging knife crime. In October he announced that all schools should have mandatory plans in place to help prevent knife crime.
A new campaign aimed at young people called 'London Needs you Alive: Don't Carry a Knife' launched in November.
Find out more about what the Mayor is doing to tackle knife crime in London.