What would a world be like without knives? They are a really important tool in our everyday lives. However, knife and weapon crime has blighted the lives of many.
Scotland has worked hard to improve its reputation as the murder capital of Europe. Here we give you the lowdown on the current facts and figures.
We couldn't live in a world without knives. From chopping veg to whittling wood, knives are vital to our everyday lives.
It would be easy to think that we need to banish knives to stop knife crime. But the truth is that from broken bottles to machetes, people grab whatever comes to hand when violence occurs.
Knowing the facts and figures helps us understand why knife crime happens and gives us more ways to tackle it effectively.
A chance to test your knowledge on knife crime facts and trends in Scotland.
Each quiz lets you answer questions as an individual or a group. When the quiz is finished, press the button to reveal the answers and see how much you've picked up. Feel free to try it more than once.
These real life stories explain the background, the challenges of being involved in knife crime and the hard lessons learned when trying to move on.
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