Combating Knife Crime – Documentary

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In the UK, knife crime is a huge problem.  According to the Citizens Report in the years 2012 – 2013 there where 11,376 crimes committed involving a knife in London alone.

During this documentary we looked at what help there is out there to prevent young people from ever thinking they need to carry or use a knife.

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We* spoke to the Ben Kinsella TrustBilly’s Wish, a youth mentor at the St. Giles Trust, and a victim of knife crime.

 

*This was a group project with three other journalists.

 

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