Five dead in six days as stabbings surge
Do statistics give us the wrong message? A week of violence has sparked panic about a wave of knife attacks in London, but some think we are failing to see the full picture.
Romeo and Juliet: Fighting gang culture
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two warring families who finally put aside their differences. Must it always take a tragedy to...
Anger grows in Mexico after student massacre
There is outrage at the murder of 43 students by a drugs gang acting on the orders of the police. But is this violence and corruption an issue just for Mexico or the whole world to tackle?
Sadistic drug kingpin caught by Mexican marines
Mexico is being torn apart by bloody battles between gangs funded by the global cocaine trade. This week one of the most notorious bosses has been captured – but will it make a difference?
‘Out-of-control’ dogs kill 14-year-old girl
After a group of dogs savaged a schoolgirl in greater Manchester, calls to change the the law have intensified. But should regulation and punishment focus on the animals or their owners?
Cocaine wars fuel brutal gangs in Honduras
In Central America murder rates are rocketing, fuelled by Mexican cartels and the drug trade from Columbia to the USA. A UN report suggests that governments are losing control.
Riot crackdown focuses on teenage gangs
After the summer riots in English cities, ministers are seeking solutions for antisocial behaviour and crime. Gang culture is their latest target.
The secret life of Britain's violent gangs
Journalist Gavin Knight spent two years studying youth gangs in Britain. In a new book, published next month, he lifts the lid on a dangerous and often tragic existence.