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Home Office allocates £35 million to police forces for Violence Reduction Units

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has provisionally allocated £35 million to Police and Crime Commissioners in 18 local areas for the purpose of setting up Violence Reduction Units. These will take a multi-agency approach, bringing together police, local Government, health services,...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Conservative Government’s Offensive Weapons Act receives Royal Assent

The Offensive Weapons Act has received Royal Assent, bringing in tough new measures that strengthen law enforcement’s response to violent crime. The Act will make it illegal to possess dangerous weapons in private, including knuckledusters, zombie knives and death star knives,...
Posted On 17 May 2019
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Government funds research into knife detection technology for crowded places

Six UK companies have been funded a share of more than £460,000 to fast-track innovative technologies that aim to detect people carrying knives in crowded places such as streets, railway stations and major events. Distinguishing concealed blades from other items such as keys and...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Home Secretary chairs meeting of senior police officers to discuss tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has chaired a meeting with police leaders from across the country to discuss what more can be done to tackle serious violence. Chief constables from seven forces, which have seen the highest levels of serious violence, met alongside Sara Thornton (chair...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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Professor Dame Carol Black appointed as Independent Reviewer of Drugs

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has appointed Professor Dame Carol Black to lead a major Government review that will look into the ways in which drugs are fuelling serious violence. First announced in Javid’s speech at the Conservative Party’s Annual Conference last...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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Home Secretary announces new police powers designed to combat knife crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is radically stepping up the Government’s response to knife crime and will be introducing new orders to prevent criminals carrying blades. As part of decisive action to enhance police powers, the Government will seek to amend the Offensive Weapons Bill...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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NCA publishes fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm. The report highlights how violence and control used by drug dealing networks is continuing, while the exploitation of children and vulnerable adults...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Home Secretary opens bidding process to run Youth Endowment Fund aimed at tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has launched the bidding process to choose an organisation or consortium that will run the £200 million Youth Endowment Fund. Announced in October as part of the Government’s long-term plan to tackle serious violence, the Youth Endowment Fund will...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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Victims of crime support overhauled with unveiling of cross-Government Victims Strategy

Support for the victims of crime will be overhauled following the launch of the inaugural cross-Government Victims Strategy in which Justice Secretary David Gauke sets out how the Government will ensure that support for victims – including those of violent offences such as...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018
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£1 million of Home Office funding set aside to boost ongoing fight against knife crime

Charities in England and Wales can now bid for a share of a £1 million Home Office fund set aside to help steer young people away from gangs and violent crime. The successful community groups will receive up to £30,000 each to help support the vital work they do in educating...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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