An inspection of how well the police tackle serious youth violence
In 2018, the Home Office published its Serious Violence Strategy, setting out its response to increases in knife crime, gun crime and homicide.
The following year, it began funding violence reduction units in 18 parts of the country with high instances of violent crime.
HMICFRS examined how well police address serious youth violence to reduce violent crime involving young people (particularly between the ages of 14 to 24 years).
In January 2022, we commissioned User Voice to conduct research on the lived experience of those who have committed, and been on the receiving end, of serious youth violence.
The report sets out our findings.