Knives: Crime

Home Department written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of measures adopted following the Kinsella Review of anti-knife crime projects, published in February 2011; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Minister of State, Home Department

There has been no formal assessment of the measures introduced following the publication of the Kinsella Review. However, we keep the current Ending Gang and Youth Violence programme under close review, which supports the work of the 33 areas in England and Wales identified as having the most significant gang problems. This programme is aimed at tackling gang and youth violence and includes knife crime. Our assessment of the first year (2012-13) of the programme was positive, with local areas considering it to have been a success. We are currently finalising the assessment of the second year (2013-14).

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