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

My hon. Friend is absolutely right; we cannot arrest our way out of crime, and early intervention is critical. That is why we have, for example, the £200 million youth intervention fund to do precisely that: steer young people away from violence. She is also right to think about how schools can work much more closely with police and others. That require some more resources, and I am very happy to continue that conversation with the Department for Education and the Treasury.