Skip to content



#LifeorKnife – the choice is yours, is a campaign by West Midlands Police.

It follows a number of stabbings in our region where young people have lost their lives or been handed a life sentence.

#LifeorKnife isn’t about telling young people what is right or wrong, but showcasing the realities of knife crime, the significant impact it can have and highlighting the importance of choices.

We are playing our part in tackling knife crime, from operational activity aimed at reducing the number of knives on our streets to educational inputs in schools.

We cannot do it alone – we need help from the community and parents in tackling knife crime, and this website provides guidance and help to anyone who can support us.