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14 January 2013

BBC News

The number of people killed with knives in the West Midlands has halved since 2002, according to police figures. West Midlands Police said the number of fatal knife incidents dropped from 20 between April 2002 and March 2003 to 10 in the same period in 2011 to 2012. However, 12 people died in knife-related incidents between April and December 2012, and on Friday, two men were stabbed to death in Birmingham. Ch Insp Simon Wallis said fatal incidents were "mercifully... (

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