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9 April 2013

BBC News

Knife crime in the West Midlands has fallen by a quarter, according to new police figures. West Midlands Police said knife-related offences had fallen from 2,995 between April 2011 and 2012 to 2,237 during the following 12 month period. It had received £1m from the government over two years to tackle the problem. The force said incidents like the fatal stabbings of two Big Issue sellers and teenager Christina Edkins in Birmingham were "mercifully rare". Assistant... (

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