Police officers in Market Square, Nottingham

With two more stabbings in Nottingham this week we took to the streets to ask city residents how safe they feel.

3,044 reports of violent crimes alone were reported to the police in Nottinghamshire in October 2019, the question was posed to those living in the area.

On December 1 a 20-year-old man was injured inside Cineworld, Corner house after a fight.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed weapon.

A second incident which took place on December 4 found a 21-year-old man in hospital following an altercation which left him with serious injuries.

With two stabbings in Nottingham within the space of four days, people are beginning to feel unsafe in the city.

Recent statistics released from UKcrimestats.com show that Nottingham’s crime levels have risen by 11% since 2018.

Graph showing the increase in crime in October 2017, October 2018 and October 2019. Info from UKcrimestats.com

Joanne Brown, 51 describes how safe she feels in Nottingham after the increase in crime.

“Over the last few years I don’t feel as comfortable here. There are more people hanging around on the streets which makes me feel vulnerable.”

These statistics show that 3,044 reports of violent crimes alone were reported to the police in Nottinghamshire in October 2019.

When asked what the Police were doing to reassure people of violence and knife crime in Nottingham Donna Lawton, knife crime lead for Nottinghamshire Police said: “We are working hard on helping to educate young people. We have invested in introducing Schools and Early Intervention Officers into schools across Nottinghamshire, who speak to young people about issues including violence and knife crime.

“Nottinghamshire Police believes education is a key factor in preventing violence and it takes everyone to play a part in educating young people that carrying a knife can never become socially acceptable.”