NHS figures show knife-related hospital admissions rise

NHS figures show knife-related hospital admissions rise
 

The number of knife-related hospital admissions is at its highest level in England for five years, analysis of figures by the BBC shows.
NHS figures show there were an average of 12 knife assault-related hospital admissions every day in 2016-17.
A consultant at one hospital trust in Yorkshire said it was seeing a knife wound "probably every day or every second day now".
The Home Office has announced £1m funding to help tackle knife crime.
There were 34,700 crimes involving knives in England and Wales in 2016/17, with the number of offences increasing by a third since 2012/13,... read more

 
14 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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