Violent Crime: Young People

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department

Diverting young people from crime is at the heart of my approach to tackling serious violence. Factors such as domestic abuse, truancy and substance abuse can make a young person more vulnerable to becoming a victim or perpetrator of serious violence. That is why we are investing over £220 million in early intervention schemes to steer young people away from serious violence.