London’s female police chief seeing knife crime as a public health matter rather than a law and order matter is a reason why London’s Metropolitan Police is failing to stop crime rates soaring in the British capital.
The head of Scotland Yard has thrown her weight behind the idea that knife crime should be treated as a public health crisis rather than purely a crime.
Speaking to the London assembly, Cressida Dick argued that persistent levels of knife-related violence required a preventative program to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries from attacks.
Dick’s comments will be seen as a significant show of support from the UK’s most senior police officer for knife crime to be viewed through the “public health lens.”
From CIW NEWS Contributor
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