Number of Children Hospitalised with Stab Wounds Almost Doubles in 4 Years

November 23, 3018

The number of children admitted to hospital with stab injuries has increased 86 per cent in England since 2014, National Health Service (NHS) statistics have revealed, as the country battled a steep rise in knife crime.

Out of more than 5,000 people treated in English hospitals for knife attack wounds in the 12 months to September 2018, 812 were aged 18 or under while the number of under-16s admitted rose 72 per cent from 95 in 2013 to 163 this year, according to figures analysed by the Daily Mail.

Data compiled by Britain’s public healthcare body showed the total number of people from all age groups hospitalised for stab injuries in the last year, which was 5,053, marked a rise of 14 per cent from the same period last year and 40 per cent from figures for the year ending September, when 3,643 people were treated.

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This article was posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 at 7:33 am

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