Letters

Stabbing: data support public perception

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7569.652 (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:652
  1. Tom König, trauma fellow,
  2. Charles H Knowles, senior lecturer in surgery ([email protected]),
  3. Alison West, trauma nurse specialist,
  4. Alastair Wilson, director, accident and emergency,
  5. Frank Cross, consultant vascular and trauma surgeon
  1. Trauma Service, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB
  2. Trauma Service, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB

    EDITOR—Last year Hern et al published an editorial on knife crime and clearly the problem has not gone away.1 A quick search of the Times website finds 90 hits on the single search term “stabbing” in the past three months alone. Several recent deaths have fuelled the perception that forensic knife injuries have become an epidemic, resulting in a knife amnesty and government discussion of …

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