Violence in Society & Forensic Epidemiology

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Use A&E patient data to tackle knife attacks, says crime expert

London “urgently needs” to use data on knife injuries collected in the capital’s accident and emergency departments to help police target violent …

Sociology

What if we treated violent crime the way we treat Ebola?

Last month, I expressed some skepticism about a new study cited by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that blames something called the “ACLU effect” for the 2016 spike in homicides in Chicago. The theory is that an agreement between the city and the civil liberties organization resulted in fewer stops …

Public Health

Interactive Map and Charts on the Global Burden of Armed Violence

Interactive Maps and Charts of Armed Violence Indicators<p>The Small Arms Survey tracks statistics on violent deaths and compiles them in its Global …

Sustainable Development Goals

This is how we die in America. (Graphic by @schodosh) #dataviz https://t.co/nQ0wNWA1pV

London Surgeon Says Trump Solution to Knife Crime Is ‘Ridiculous’

LONDON — If anyone had any hope that President Trump would adopt a more conciliatory tone toward Britain before his visit in July, it was dashed on Friday, when he appeared before a National Rifle Association conference in Dallas and took a jab at London’s crime rate.<p>“Knives, knives, knives, …

Donald Trump

All Talk, No Bolt-Action: Gun Injuries Drop During NRA Conventions

A study pokes holes in the idea that experienced firearm users are less likely to injure themselves

Crossing Divides: Stopping violence like it was a virus

<b>Armed only with food cooked by grieving mothers, Guadalupe Cruz enters the battle to prevent young people from dying on Chicago's streets.</b><p>She's driving to the funeral of Jose de Jesus Aguilar, 14 - the third she's attended in six weeks. Jose entered a rival gang's territory in a stolen car with a …

County lines drugs networks are taking on more local children who are ‘easily groomed’<p>County lines drugs networks are increasingly recruiting children in provincial towns to sell drugs rather than trafficking youngsters from London and other major cities, research shows.<p>An analysis of case work …

Sociology

Crime in England and Wales - Office for National Statistics

While crime has fallen over the long-term, the short-term picture is more stable with most types of crime staying at similar levels to 2016. It is …

Serious violence figures for 2017

Despite spate of violent crime in London, serious violence figures show little change from 2016

London and the rise of violent crime - BBC Newsnight

Knife crime and the role of social media - BBC Newsnight

The Soundtrack to London’s Murders

There were more homicides in London during February and March than there were in New York City. The count was thirty-seven to thirty-five. The way that the British media presented this information made it sound as if the two cities had been experiencing rival outbreaks of urban warfare. In fact, …

Cyclist with huge knife smashed off getaway bike in Cardiff city centre with police in pursuit

This is the moment brave members of the public tackled a man caught with a “dangerous” hunting knife as he fled from police in Cardiff city …

We now need to view knife crime as a public health issue — Royal College of Surgeons

16 Feb 2018<p>Mr Martin Griffiths, Consultant Vascular/Trauma Surgeon and the Lead for Trauma Surgery at Barts Health NHS Trust<p>As a consultant …

Top 10 books about miscarriages of justice

One of the foundations of the US criminal justice system is the maxim that it is better for 10 guilty men to go free than for one innocent to suffer. As with many of the ideals upon which the country was founded, Americans have generally fallen short in living up to it.<p>According to a recent study …

Books

Violent crime rises sharply in Wales as the number of police officers falls

The number of violent crimes in Wales has almost doubled in the space of nine years while the number of police officers has dropped.<p>In Wales, there …

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ON JANUARY 11th 2017 no one was murdered in El Salvador—a fact that was reported as far away as New Zealand, Thailand and Russia. At the time, the …

The terrifying moment man tries to stab police officer with huge kitchen knives

This distressing footage shows the moment a man tried to stab a police officer with two kitchen knives.<p>A judge has praised the “calmness and …

Can public health strategies tackle London’s rise in fatal violence?

“London remains one of the safest cities in the world,” the Metropolitan Police assured The BMJ last week after a spate of violent attacks in the …

Spate in London youth murders directly linked to poverty and austerity, practitioners warn

Austerity is contributing to a spate of youth murders on the streets of London, as poverty-stricken households and “decimated” youth services push …

Sociology

The truth about violent crime in London

Busting myths about the “lawless” capital.<p>It’s quarter to eleven on a Friday night. A stretch of pavement outside east London’s Mile End tube …

Rise in mortality in England and Wales in first seven weeks of 2018

• Lucinda Hiam, honorary research fellow1,<br>• Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder professor of geography2<p>1London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, …

Medical Journals

Suicide: Leading Cause of Violent Death

Suicide was the leading cause of violent death in the United States accounting for 14 834 (65.6%) of violent deaths in 2014, according to a recent …

Interactive Map: Seeking Common Ground in Gun Policy Debates

Nationwide law: On for 10-day waiting period to purchase a firearm<p>Nationwide law: Off for 10-day waiting period to purchase a firearm<p>Current state …

Guns

NRA issues threatening video warning journalists 'your time is running out'

The National Rifle Association has released a video containing a threatening message to journalists, warning them "your time is running out".<p>In a …

Guns

The country has the world’s third highest rate of femicide. Meet the health professionals taking a stand against domestic abuse<p>Manuela Garcia can still vividly remember the last time she saw her daughter, Maria, alive. Everything seemed normal; Maria was happy and in good health. Little did Garcia …

Mental Health

Here's How To Prevent The Next School Shooting, Experts Say

After Parkland, there have been many calls to make schools a "harder target" — for example, by arming teachers. But there's a decent amount of research out there on what actually makes schools safer, and most of it doesn't point to more guns.<p>On the Friday after the deadly shootings at Marjory …

Guns

State Firearm Laws and Interstate Firearm Deaths

This cross-sectional analysis of US county data examines whether counties in states located closer to states with lenient firearm policies have …

Guns