In the Media

Police condemn knife crime level

PUBLISHED July 19, 2005

The level of knife crime in the west of Scotland has been described as "appalling" by police after new figures were released.

They reveal that since January there were 13 murders, 145 attempted murders and 1,100 serious assaults.
Murders involving knives in Strathclyde were three-and-a-half times higher than anywhere else in the UK.