2017 and UK Knife Crime Still Rising, Obviously

Surprising exactly no one with an ounce of common sense, despite efforts to remove blades from public hands through “bin campaigns” and a complicit media, knife crime in the UK has continued to rise, to the tune of 12,074 offenses in the 2016-2017 financial year, an increase of 24 percent.

These figures are as reported by the Canada Free Press:

A new report from Scotland Yard reveals that a “significant spike in knife and gun offenses” has occurred in the United Kingdom, throwing cold water on the notion that restrictive British gun and knife laws have made that nation safer.

According to Scotland Yard, there has been a 42 percent increase in so-called “gun violence” and a 24 percent rise in “knife offenses” during the 2016-2017 financial year.

Stating the obvious, Alan Gottleib, Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, tells us

“All the rhetoric we’ve heard over the years about how the British solved their crime problem by having law-abiding citizens turn in their guns, and adopting strict knife and gun control has suddenly turned out to be wishful thinking, if not simply wrong. Like gun control efforts anywhere, the Brits have disarmed the wrong people.”

He goes on to draw parallels to the 242nd anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which happened on April 19th, 1775 when British regulars attempted to confiscate military supplies from the colonial militia at Concord, kicking off the American Revolutionary War. “British gun control then ignited a revolution. Now it is just resulting in a higher violent crime rate,” he declares.

On top of their ineffective attempts to curb knife related violence, enforcement has also been hamstrung lately as police forces in England and Wales have seen their budgets cut by over 20%. This has resulted in the Bobbies being unable to cope.

Check this out from The Guardian:

[Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary] had discovered some forces using “inappropriate” methods to deal with increasing levels of demand with fewer resources…

…Some are artificially downgrading the severity of calls, others are not able to properly carry out their core functions of crime prevention, public security and apprehending criminals. Some are setting quotas for specialist police or failing to register organised gangs in their area, because that would require further action.

Don’t go after the criminals, that will require too much paperwork!

Another stark example:

…between August 2013 and June 2016 police recorded a 61% increase in domestic abuse crimes. As a way of dealing with this demand, some forces are not sending officers to domestic abuse incidents.

So the police are ignoring their citizen’s own cries for help? Good thing you have the ability to defend yourself. Oh, wait!

As it relates to our slice of the blogoshpere, here is your nutshell. By demonizing knives and removing them from those of the public who would not have used them for harm, while simultaneously being unable to go after actual criminal misuse of said knives, you get more knife crime.

Who couldn’t see this coming?


  1. danny O'Brien says:

    i would comment, but sadly in the past I have not been given a fair hearing as sadly american’s and Canadians will not listen as you have been brought up to use the knife for the purpose it was made and not for the reason a small amount of British use a knife for.
    But I do know that knife crime is raising across america and also out of hand in Australia, India, china and across the middle east and finally Nigera.

    1. Cadeyrn says:

      There is no “knife crime” or “gun crime” or “handaxe crime”. There is only “crime”. Want to stop or curtail crime? Go after criminals. Full stop. End.

  2. Chase M. says:

    I just can’t believe that “stop knives, save lives” banner! How do these people not see that it’s the perpetrators using the weapon that hurt others. This seems like the coping mechanism of people today.
    Look like you are doing something and people will get on board as long as they don’t have to address the real issue.

  3. Sam L. says:

    Who couldn’t see this coming? Those who are willingly blind.

  4. Jon says:

    Will “Stop Screwdrivers” be next?

  5. “So the police are ignoring their citizen’s own cries for help? Good thing you have the ability to defend yourself. Oh, wait!”.

    Pretty much, its a sorry state of affairs but I reckon its already gone so far that the public will never go back on accepting knives as valid tools. S’just the way it is and people like me are left sidelined and viewed as criminals because we like sharp tools.

    Just don’t let it happen to you, at this point we should view what happened in the UK as a cautionary tale.

  6. RK says:

    In America Hil Clinton still believes that the Russians foiled her attempt to steal our Presidency when her loudest message was, “I will take your guns”. American Patriots responded loudly and we are proud to have President Trump in power. British people have got to know that Gun or knife control has nothing to do with the gun or the knife; Your government wants to control you. Vote the bastards out of power at every opportunity. RK

  7. Charles Jones says:

    Strange we have a ban on guns yet gun crime went up 40+%
    Knives are legal and knife crime goes up 20+%
    Seems to me we should repeal the gun ban to get gun crime down.

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