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Kids Carrying Knives: Shocking Statistics Released

20/05/2011 12:33 | Updated 22 May 2015
Kids carrying knives: shocking stats releasedPA

Shocking statistics about children's thoughts on and experiences of knife crime have been released following a 2009-2010 British Crime Survey.

The research was undertaken to 'better understand' the effect crime has on kids, and how safe they feel.

It revealed 13 per cent of 13 to 15-year-olds know someone who has carried a knife for protection, whilst estimates suggest 1 of kids between 13 and 15 said they felt that carrying a knife meant they would be more likely to be stabbed themselves, although researchers said the older the children were, the less likely they were to strongly agree that such a risk existed.

Scary stats though, eh? Thirteen per cent of children with a knife carrying acquaintance?

Do you worry about your kids' and knife crime? Have your children spoken to you about knives? Do you think there should be more campaigns aimed at youngsters on the dangers of carrying knives?

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