The United Kingdom is suffering one of the worst knife crime epidemics in recent years with record numbers of fatalities being recorded among the youth in 2018 alone.
Results of a study conducted by the Guardian newspaper published on Thursday showed the last few years in particular have seen a surge in deaths related to knife crime among teenagers or children, adding that this year has been one of the worst with 37 fatalities recorded so far in England and Wales.
The report said one of the worst years on record was 2007 in which 48 children under the age of 19 were stabbed to death in the two UK provinces.
While campaigners have continually highlighted the growing problem of knife crime, concerns have now grown over government cuts to vital police services which many say have contributed to the surge.
The West Midlands region which includes areas such as Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Walsall have recorded some of the highest youth rates…