Image caption Jamal Hassan mentors young men in London, many from Somali families Hundreds of British teenagers are being sent by their parents to East Africa to avoid knife crime in the UK, representatives of the Somali community say. Why are they taking this drastic choice? Some names have been changed to protect the identity…

Image caption Thousands of teenagers are living in supported or semi-supported accommodation, which can often be a house on a residential street Thousands of teenagers in care are being “dumped” in unregulated homes and “abandoned to organised crime gangs”, the BBC has been told. The number of looked-after children aged 16 and over living in…

Image copyright Urdd Gobaith Cymru Image caption There has been an annual message from the young people of Wales since 1922 Young people’s concerns over knife crime have been the focus of this year’s annual peace message from the Welsh youth organisation Urdd Gobaith Cymru. The group launched the message outside Wales for the first…

One hundred people have been fatally stabbed in the UK so far this year. The first death was 33-year-old mother Charlotte Huggins, who died in London just a few hours after celebrating the start of the new year. The 100th death was John Lewis, 32, who died in Middlesbrough on the evening of 14 May….

Image copyright NCA Organised crime poses such a threat to the UK that an extra £3bn will be needed to fight it over the next three years, the National Crime Agency says. Its head Lynne Owens says this includes more than doubling the NCA’s annual budget from £424m to nearly £1.1bn. In a speech later…

Image copyright PA/Ryan Hooper Image caption OperationShutdown campaigners poured fake blood on their hands and their clothes Anti-knife campaigners covered in fake blood have protested outside YouTube’s London offices, accusing the site of being slow to remove videos which could promote violent crime. OperationShutdown also targeted the King’s Cross premises of Google, the social media…

Image copyright PA Places in England that have seen the biggest council spending cuts to youth services are likely to see the biggest increases in knife crime, a study says. Research by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime showed the average council cut real-terms spending on youth services – such as youth clubs –…

Image copyright Getty Images Knife crime across England and Wales rose to record levels last year, figures show. Police recorded 40,829 offences involving knives or sharp instruments in 2018, up 6% on the year before. Office for National Statistics data shows cases of murder and manslaughter, excluding terror attacks, increased by 12%. There were 732…