After a remarkable feat in Scotland (whereby Glasgow went from being the murder capital of Western Europe, with 40 children and teenagers killed in homicides involving a knife between 2006 – 2011 to a grand total of zero knife killings between 2011-2016), the UK finds itself once again in what is being called a ‘knife-crime crisis’. Many believe this to be a result of a ‘sick society’ where austerity and the economy drive us all to aspire to a life of excessive material consumption, without the means to do so. Persistent poverty now affects 7% of the UK population, with the highest rate among lone parent families and single men without children. In 2018, a new study found that 4.5 UK children are living in poverty. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it these groups who are most susceptible to fall victim to knife-crime.