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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 Guardian:

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.”

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