In Poland we don't have problems with knifes ... If I were in UK I'd start to carry knife ... :) even I don't do it in Poland ... :)
To defend myself ...
read this article
According to the British Crime Survey (BCS), overall violent crime has decreased by 41% since a peak in 1995.
Ms McCluskey said: "Much of it is to do with bravado. Machismo is a huge issue up here and the lack of role models too. We often get knives being used by grandfathers, fathers and sons.
Criminologist Kevin Stenson, from Middlesex University's Crime and Conflict Research Centre, said the politicians needed to do more to address the problems of those aged under 16 and added: "They are the people who fear being attacked with knives, they carry them because they are scared and for respect. It is about macho status."
In the past few years politicians both north and south of the border have steadily increased the penalty for carrying knives, but Richard Garside said there was no evidence tougher sentences act as a deterrent.
it is your old problem ...