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Letters Knife crime as a public health matter

Those most at risk of involvement in knife crime are the least likely to have any interactions with a GP

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 01 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5791
  1. Nicholas Pound, senior lecturer in psychology
  1. Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University London, UB8 3PH, UK
  1. nicholas.pound{at}

The call for knife crime to be tackled as a “public health matter”1 is welcome—but in opposing part of the motion, Gillian Beck raises an important point. It would be a mistake if this approach were to place too much emphasis on interventions by GPs aimed …

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