Knife crime evidence briefing

Evidence briefing to inform decisions about approaches to tackling knife crime.

Knife crime evidence briefing

This briefing provides police and crime reduction partners with:

  • a summary of the evidence on factors associated with knife crime
  • strategies and interventions to tackle┬áknife crime

Evidence has been identified through a non-systematic search of the literature, taking reliable sources and government strategy and research reports as a base and consulting with subject matter experts to ensure the synthesis presents a rounded picture.

It is not intended to review all of the available research evidence, nor present a formal assessment of its quality.

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