One in three back carrying knives – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2008 in offensive weapons, special report by sally

“One in three young people living in cities thinks it is acceptable to carry a knife in self-defence because violence is so rife, according to research revealed today. Teenagers and twenty-somethings have lost faith in politicians, the police or schools to protect them and increasingly believe they need to be armed to defend themselves against people of their own age. Nearly half said they knew someone who had been a victim of knife crime.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2008