Philly has a total ban on knives it doesn’t seem to be working: “A recent rise in the number of stabbings widely reported in Philadelphia is leaving area residents wondering what’s going on in their city. The victims range in age from just 15 years old to 82. In just the past couple of months, sons have stabbed their pregnant mothers and an off-duty policeman was attacked with a knife during an attempted burglary. A recent study by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that survival rates are the same for gun shot victims and individuals assaulted with a knife.
According to the FBI, in the years between 2000 and 2009, the average annual number of murders in the United States was hovered around 14,000. More than ten percent of the murder weapons were knives or other cutting instruments. So, knife use in violent crimes isn’t something new.” Apr 24, 2014 crime victim lawyer usa