Professor Adam Crawford promotes a multi-agency response to reducing knife crime

Professor Crawford comments on the importance of treating knife crime as a public health crisis at the N8 Policing Research Partnerships 5th annual Policing Innovation Forum (PIF).

Professor Crawford, is Director of the N8 Policing Research Partnership, which is a collaboration body for research intensive universities and local police forces that are all based in the north. The partnership held the 5th annual PIF conference in Liverpool to urge local authorities to pool together resources to reduce knife crime.

Professor Crawford explains that knife crime is not just a policing issue and in order to tackle the crisis there will need to be multi-agency responses. He concludes that ‘crime is a responsibility for everybody’ and states the importance of combining knowledge, expertise and efforts of practioners, researchers and third sector partners to identify and address knife crime and associated issues.