Knife Crime and CCTV Installation in Birmingham
Today it was reported that knife crime is seeing the steepest increase in areas outside London. Those under 24 are the most likely to carry a knife. In the West Midlands, nearly 700 school children were victims of knife crime in the West Midlands. 41 of these crimes were committed by children of primary school age. Further information shows that 690 children, under 17, in 2018, were attacked or threatened with a knife in the Birmingham region. In fact, there are reports that Birmingham has overtaken London in the number of stabbings since January.
As knife crime increases around the West Midlands, there is sense of foreboding in Birmingham city. Young people only feel safe when carrying a knife and this, in turn, increases the amount of knife crime. There are reports that this comes from funding cuts and this means schools and local businesses who’s carparks and surrounding areas are frequently used as knife crime sites cannot d much to decrease knife crime. CCTV installers, however, can increase the feelings of safety and in a few cases deter knife crime from happening in a certain area.
Schools will benefit from CCTV installers due to the nature of the increase in knife crime. Young people are those most targeted by knife crime and are the most likely to commit knife crime. With CCTV Installation in Birmingham schools, parents and children will feel safer. CCTV is found to be more effective in enclosed areas, where there are no blind spots. So, a school is a good area to have CCTV Installation Birmingham.
Although we can in no way promise that CCTV installation in Birmingham will reduce the level of knife crime in the City, it can help to prosecute those who carry a knife or commit a crime using a knife. Equally, many feel safer with CCTV installation in place, even if there isn’t an effect on the level of violent crime in the city. Improving the mental wellbeing of a city can only be positive and therefore, CCTV Installers are recommended. When CCTV is in place there is a positive effect on the city and we therefore strongly recommend the installation of CCTV.