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It's Clearly Time For Common Sense Knife Control, Right?

Jeff Katz
June 16, 2019 - 3:06 pm

THIS JUST IN: Guns are not the only weapons that can be used to kill someone! Someone might want to inform the Left of that. 

Knife crime in England -- a leader worldwide in strict gun control laws -- has risen to a nine-year high and the number of fatal stabbings in both England and Wales is at its highest level since records started being kept in 1946.

According to the Ministry of Justice, more than 22,000 cases of people possessing or making threats with a knife came before the courts from March 2018 to March 2019, which a one-third increase in just five years.

In just the first three months of this year, 5,759 instances of knife violence were dealt with by the justice system, the highest level over a three month period in a decade, according to Englands The Times.

Breitbart UK reports that in London (a gun free city) alone there are an average of 40 knife crimes every day.

Another report from the Greater London Assembly Conservatives noted that knife crime in the nation's capital was up 52.3 percent.

Numbers released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in April show that there were 40,829 knife-related incidents across England and Wales in the previous year, an average of 112 every single day.

The ONS figures also revealed that possession of a bladed or pointed object was up 20 percent over that time period; up to 20,958 cases. Homicides were up six percent with four in 10 involving a knife or bladed object.