I thought this comment highly insightful and it just shows how very poor so much of the media is at suggesting anything more than a kneejerk reation to the latest news reports. I think it worth two minutes of your time:
"Every generation pretends gang crime is a new problem."
Rapper and author Akala says the social indicators of violence have "remained identical for almost 200 years". pic.twitter.com/aJO1raMFnn
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) March 4, 2019
The only thing ‘Rapper and author’ Akala doesn’t explain is the sudden perceptible spike in incidents, which I consider an obvious bi-product of the ever- reducing resources of local government as a result of central government austerity.
Knife Crime in England is probably at its worst level for more than 70 years with 285 deaths by stabbing in 2018.