Serious violent crime can have a devastating impact on the lives of individuals, their families, and the communities where they live. Organised crime, serious violence, and the use of weapons are often interlinked, and in combination they can destroy lives. Tackling serious violence calls for a long-term commitment to address its underlying causes, and as APCC lead for Serious Violence, I will promote a joined-up approach which embraces prevention, early intervention, and education. Locally, we will support the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit, and its local partners, and also support West Yorkshire Police’s enforcement work to reduce the use of knives and weapons on our streets.
Serious Violence Priority Plan - coming soon