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1 in 4 crimes committed in London is a violent crime

According to a report published by the Liberal Democrats: 1 in 4 crimes committed in London is a violent crime i.e. 25%.

350 knife crimes are committed every day in England and Wales (British Crime Survey 2008). The Public Accounts Committee found the number of 16-17 year olds carrying a knife has doubled since 1998.

According to a Sky News report (Oct 2008) murders in England and Wales between April and June 2008, involving a knife, were up 28% on last year.

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