Posts Tagged: knife crime

Patron Nazir Afzal – Cash-Strapped Charities like JAN Trust must be supported

‘Isn’t protecting our communities worth shaking the money tree?’ Our Patron Nazir Afzal has written in the ByLine Times about JAN Trust’s lack of funding from the government. Significant funding to anti-crime, pro-victim organisations such as JAN Trust are key to seeing long-term crime reduction. Read the article here or below: Boris Johnson’s Government appears …

Austerity cuts linked to rising youth knife crime

Current focus on addressing knife crime fails to address its root causes – a more complex, grassroots approach is needed London has been facing a surge in knife crime recently, with shocking statistics revealing that between 2017 and 2018, a person was stabbed to death on average every four days. In response to this worrying …

CEO Sajda Mughal comments on knife crime crisis

CEO Sajda Mughal comments on knife crime crisis

“We need to prioritise increasing funding for vital support services and youth projects to address the kind of alienation and exclusion that many young people face.” Our CEO Sajda Mughal OBE comments on the knife crime crisis in the UK what must be done to solve it. With our Against Knife Crime project we work …

The UK’s violent crime epidemic hits BAME communities hardest

The rates of violent crime in UK are on the rise, with knife crime rising by 20%, gun crime rising by 21% and London’s murder rate overtaking New York’s. However, it is marginalised members of BAME communities who are most at risk of being both victims and suspected of this violence. It is vital that these marginalised communities are made aware …

Knife Crime – What’s next?

Knife crime on our streets is endemic. The pervasive nature of the problem sadly becomes more apparent on a daily basis, as more young people lose their lives.   The New Year brought about a depressing reality in London, in a short 15 hour period between New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day four young …