Knife possession offences involving women in England have increased steeply since 2014 - rising by at least 10% every year, police figures show.Yeah, it's gangs and enrichment, of course...
Youth workers say some women carry weapons for gangs as they are less likely to be stopped by police.But wait! Surely, somehow...?
Jennifer Blake is a former gang leader from Peckham, in south London, who now works as a community support worker and independent gangs consultant.
"For some women it's a normal thing to have in your bag, like lipstick," she says. "We have got girls that stab, but it's just like the elephant in the room. No-one wants to talk about it because no one knows how to deal with it.
"Everywhere you go you have problems with girls and their identity, their self-worth and those are the vulnerable ones that boys end up picking up."Yup! Thought so.