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A detail from The Haywain Triptych by Hieronymus Bosch

A stabbing is penetration with a sharp or pointed object at close range. It is a purposeful action, as by an assassin or murderer, but it is also possible to accidentally stab oneself or others.

Stabbings today are common among gangs and in prisons because knives are cheap.[1]

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  1. Vos, Theo; et al. (22 August 2015). "Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013". Lancet. 386 (9995): 743–800. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(15)60692-4. PMC 4561509. PMID 26063472.