Gangs/ Carrying a knife

Being in a gang that is involved in crime and violence can be very dangerous. If someone is trying to make you join a gang, or if you are in a gang and want to leave, talk to someone you trust like a youth worker, teacher or learning mentor.

There is a growing culture amongst young people to become involved in gangs for protection, a sense of identity, status, friendship, money and sex. However, the risks are greater than the benefits!

#knifefree campaign

99% of young people age 11-29 do not carry knives and those that do, are more likely to become a victim of violence themselves. Carrying a knife is a criminal offence and you can end up with a criminal record and even a prison sentence. Think of your family and future, read real stories about real people affected by knife crime and read how to live #knifefree.

Find out what consequences carrying a knife can have. 


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