Violent Crime (General)
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This page provides an introduction to violent crime reduction information. It is a scattered collection of links. There appears to be no definitive sites but the information contained in the links provides an exploration of the subject, illustrating its complexity and giving examples of good practice responses. Reduction in violent crime continues to be a top priority for the UK government. In the development of its new targets for crime reduction it is proposing that a tiered approach to crime reduction is established and heading the list is violent crime. To develop this further key strategies are being established and the first of these - published in April 2007 - was the Cross Government Action Plan on Sexual Violence and Abuse. (see also Gang Crime).
The recent presentation given to Policy Exchange 'Tackling Violent Crime through Multi Agency Partnerships' can be found here.
Violence Against Women & Girls Action Plan
To coincide with International Women’s Day, the coalition Government has launched:The Action Plan brings together actions across Government to:
prevent violence from happening by challenging the attitudes and behaviours which foster it and intervening early where possible to prevent it
provide adequate levels of support where violence does occur
work in partnership to obtain the best outcome for victims and their families
take action to reduce the risk to women and girls who are victims of these crimes and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice
Violence Reduction Links
Suprisingly limited web page on violent crime from the UK Home Office.
Additional government information on violent crime reduction.
Smith (2003) conducted a study of personal robbery using police crime reports and witness statements.
European Union Crime Prevention Network conference report hosted by the UK containing examples of best practice.
In March 2000, a Department for Injuries and Violence Prevention (VIP) was created. The mission of VIP is to lead global action to prevent violence and unintentional injuries as major threats to public health.