Hyer's Highlights: Youth Crime in the UK
Youth crime in the UK is now at it's highest for seven years...
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Crime has re-entered the headlines of late following a number of violent and sometimes fatal incidences across North London.
From 2016-17, children and young people were involved in 4000 crimes involving knives or offensive weapons, which is an 11% increase from five years ago. As a proportion of overall knife offences, adults are still responsible for most incidents, although, last year, one in five perpetrators was under the age of 18. This is the highest number for seven years.
When asked what should be done to reduce the recent spate of knife and gun crimes, on Benji Hyer’s Sunday radio show, listener Nate accused the government of having “blood on its hands”. Benji was hesitant to agree…
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Benji Hyer on Youth Crime in the UK
Benji Hyer responds to listener Nate who accused the government of having blood on it's hands following the rise in youth crime in the UK. (3 minutes)