Stemming The Tide: Britain's Knife Crime Crisis
During 2018 alone, 285 people lost their lives to knife crime across the UK. This figure is the highest number recorded since the Home Office Homicide Index began in 1946. Over the past year I have been researching and documenting the knife crime epidemic across the country, uncovering its root causes, whilst simultaneously capturing the long-term impact it can bear upon communities. The images serve as a reminder that such violence can occur anywhere. The methodical recording of locations shows, despite what many of us are conditioned to think, that geographical boundaries cease to exist. By meeting with those personally affected by knife crime, this body of work also serves as a platform for personal experiences to be shared.
Joe Clifford • Catia Cordeiro • Marie‑Lisette Cropp • Alice Dempsey • Laura Foster • Freddy George • Diego Maeso • Francesca McColl • Lily Miles • Danny Ovens • Abbie Platt • Alice Poole • Lucy Slade • Amy Spears • Liz Watts • Archie Wells •