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A group of organisations working with young people in Derby have joined forces to reduce knife crime in the city.
A campaign entitled Project Zao has been launched by Derbyshire police, Derby City Council, Youth Offending Service, Derbyshire Probation, Derby Schools, Derby County and the youth group Enthusiasm. The project aims to discourage young people in the city from carrying knives by a series of activities that will educate, prevent and enforce the consequences of doing so.
The action follows growing concern amongst the organisations that the number of young people routinely carrying knives in the city has grown in the last few months.
We will be working with schools across the city to highlight the dangers of knife crime and educate young people about the consequences of carrying a knife. If you are a young person you can find out more information about knife crime as well as other crimes by visiting the fearless website.
Perhaps you are a parent or carer worried about your child carrying a knife? Download the leaflet at the bottom of the page, which offers practical advice on what to do to reduce the likelihood of a child carrying a knife.
Join us in standing up to knife crime, if you have any information, report it to 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers. Let's keep our city safe! For further information visit the Derbyshire Police website.