Venue: The Royal College of Medicine, London

The current epidemic of knife crime in the UK raises a number of issues surrounding causation, prevention, and from a medical point of view, dealing with the casualties.

Knife crime in the UK is becoming a big public issue. England and Wales have seen the largest recorded increase of 22% - this figure was revealed amid a spate of stabbings in London earlier this year. In 2017, 40,000 offences involving knives or sharp weapons were recorded by police - the highest level in 7 years - gun crime has also increased by 11% to 6,600 offences.

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) have noticed a trend of 'high-harm' violence over the past 2 years. This includes homicide, knife crime and gun crime. 

This topical afternoon meeting will examine important lessons that can be learnt from the emergency management of stab wounds admitted to major trauma centres, and look at ways we can address this crisis. Anybody is welcome to attend.

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