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Gangs and County Lines: An Overview

County lines is a form of criminal exploitation in which criminals groom and manipulate children into drug dealing. Many young people end up involved in violent crime as a result. This infographic gives an overview of the current statistics around county lines, gang involvement and violent crime in the UK.

Why Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime is on the Rise and What to do About it?

Professor Simon Harding of the University of West London discusses gangs, knives and youth violence, why it is on the rise and what to do about it.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: Operation Sycamore, Getting Knives off the Streets

Rebecca Statham, Campaign and Engagement Team Leader, and Detective Inspector Roger Edwards, of Greater Manchester Police, speak about Operation Sycamore and taking knives off the streets at the Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: Discussion with Becky Fedia and Geoff Thompson

Becky Fédia, National Programme Manager, Disrupting Exploitation Programme at The Children’s Society and Geoff Thompson MBE, Founder and Chair of Youth Charter take audience questions.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: A Multi-Agency Response to Organised Crime and Disrupting Gangs

Chief Inspector Ben Ewart of Greater Manchester Police speaks about the benefits of a multi-agency response to organised crime at the Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: Inspiring Young People to Turn Away from Gang Crime

Geoff Thompson MBE, Founder and Chair of Youth Charter speaks about inspiring young people to turn away from Gangs at the Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: Tackling County Lines, Violence and Exploitation

Mick McNally, Senior Advisor on Violence Reduction at the Ministry of Justice discusses county lines, violence and exploitation at Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: From Murder Capital of Europe to a Role Model for London

Niven Rennie, Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit discusses Glasgow's transition from 'murder capital of Europe to a role model for London' at the Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.

Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime: Discussion with Niven Rennie & Ben Ewart

Niven Rennie, Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, and Chief Inspector Ben Ewart of Greater Manchester Police take audience questions at the Tackling Gangs, Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2020.

Is Gang Crime a Result of Political and Social Environments?

What do we mean when we talk of 'gangs' and 'gang crime'? Dr Lambros Fatsis of the University of Brighton spoke to us about what these terms mean in political and social contexts.

Preventing Gang Involvement Through Sharing Lived Experience

In this interview Hanif Mohammed, Operations Manager at In2Change, explains how lived experience can be used in education to deter young people away from gangs and criminal activity.

Four Reasons why Gang and Knife Crime is on the Rise

As of 2020, Gang crime was the leading factor in over 46,000 recorded offences. As these offences continue to rise, the need to understand the causes of these crimes is more important than ever.

Operation Sycamore: Tackling Knife Crime in Manchester

Due to the surge in knife crime across Manchester in the last 5 years, Greater Manchester Police knew that change was needed to keep their community safe, they launched Operation Sycamore to take knives off the streets.
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