Knife crime: Can Chicago's model cure London's violence?

Knife crime: Can Chicago's model cure London's violence?
 

Is it really possible to reduce violent crime by tackling it like an infectious disease?
London has announced it is to follow Scotland's public health approach to help tackle violent crime. The idea of treating crime as a disease is not new, however. It originated on the streets of Chicago more than two decades ago and has its roots in the fight against Aids in Africa.
London has already seen 100 murders this year following a surge in violence which has focussed attention on knife crime in particular.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has come under increasing pressure to take action and old... read more

 
21 September 2018 in Regional, Views: 117
Source: BBC
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