The best way to stop knife crime

The best way to stop knife crime

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David Keeling started this petition to The Government of the United Kingdom

Knife crime is a major problem in the UK, much worse than it should be. The best way to change that is for our government to take action and change laws. Having more severe punishments for all crimes would make people less likely to commit those crimes. 

Having more police officers and less rules and paperwork for those officers would make a big difference. Would people be committing as many crimes, especially violent ones, if there was some respect for police officers? Or if they were feared? Of course they wouldn't. We need our police officers to be seen as they were several decades ago. Granted there was crime then but far less of it. Especially violent crimes committed by teenagers.

Carrying a knife without good reason should result in a 10 year prison sentence. Stabbing someone with a knife should result in life in prison. Of course people carrying knives for a justified reason shouldn't be punished but that depends on what it is for. If someone is carrying a knife in city streets that's one thing, if someone is carrying a knife for work that's entirely different.

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