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Strategy to Deal with violent crime in over-25s

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

How are you looking at the rise of violent crime in over-25s and how are you dealing with this as a specific challenge, separately from work on youth violence?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Violence affecting those aged over 25 includes a range of circumstances such as gangs and drugs supply, domestic violence and abuse, mental health, vulnerable adults including the elderly, non-intimate partner violence between family members and night time economy related violence.

In March 2018 I published a comprehensive strategy to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls and in 2019 I provided an additional £15m for services to tackle domestic abuse, sexual assault, harmful practices and stalking; supporting some of the most vulnerable women and girls in London.

Furthermore, my Knife Crime Strategy, launched in June 2017, sets out a comprehensive public health approach to tackling violence. A key area of work within this Strategy, which is now led by my Violence Reduction Unit, is the local violence reduction plans. These plans are supporting London Boroughs in their local response to tackling all violence.