UK Investing $131 Million to Combat Knife Crime

Posted on March 14, 2019 7:43 am
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The UK will disburse 100 million pounds (about $131 million) to UK police forces next year to assist them in their fight against knife crime, which has been on the rise in the country in recent years, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond said during his half-year economic forecast address before the UK Parliament.

“We will make available immediately to police forces in England an additional 100 million pounds over the course of the next year, ring-fenced to pay for additional overtime targeted on knife crime,” Hammond said.

Earlier in the month, UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid met with police chiefs from various jurisdictions