Violence in Society & Forensic Epidemiology

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Knife crime offences rise to highest level since 2010 in England and Wales

Knife crime has risen to the highest level since 2010 in England and Wales, new figures have revealed as police say stabbing investigations are being …

Social Media

'A human rights crisis': Amnesty urges US to get tough on gun violence

American gun violence is “a human rights crisis” and the US government’s refusal to pass gun control laws represents a violation of its citizens’ right to life, according to a new report by Amnesty International.<p>“The USA is failing to protect individuals and communities most at risk of gun …

Human Rights

Beyond the Blade – The Doctor

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Reality Check: is London's murder rate still higher than New York's?

<b>Earlier this year, an article in the Sunday Times sparked debate about rising levels of violent crime with a claim that the numbers of murders in London had surpassed those in New York during one month -- February.</b><p>My colleague, Dominic Casciani, analysed the figures and found that the newspaper was …

Long-term fall in crime is over as statistics show spike in robbery and murder

The government has been warned it is “sleepwalking into a nightmare” as new figures show murder, robbery and stabbings increasing sharply in England …

Domestic Abuse

Knife crime up 16% in England and Wales

Police have recorded another surge in violent offences including murder, manslaughter and stabbings as the number of police officers and detection rate plunged to a record low.<p>In an alarming day for crime and policing, a rush of statistics prompted warnings of a “public health emergency”, an …

Anti-knife violence lessons for holidays

<b>Teenagers in England are being given lessons in school to reduce the risk of knife violence in the summer holidays.</b><p>End-of-term activities might be expected to be sports days, school trips and concerts, but the Home Office is providing anti-knife lessons.<p>They are telling young people not to believe …

Firearm Injuries and Violence Prevention — The Potential Power of a Surgeon General’s Report

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a social services center in San Bernardino, California, in 2015, President Barack Obama suggested that the …

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 …

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

By Radley Balko<p>Radley Balko<p>Opinion writer focusing on civil liberties, the drug war and the criminal-justice system<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>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 …

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 …

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

The National Rifle Association asserts firearms are safe in the hands of people who know how to use them. It promotes firearm-training courses that …

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 …

Drugs gangs recruiting children from small towns, research reveals

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 …

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 …

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Top 10 books about miscarriages of justice

From the Central Park Five to little Briony’s destructive decision in Atonement, here are some of the most affecting real and fictional tales of injustice<p>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 …

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 …

Shining light on Latin America’s homicide epidemic

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 …

El Salvador

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