Sunday, March 18, 2012


attempt to imitate the strategies against gangs that have been successful in other cities could be affected by the cuts imposed by government funding, according to the city that regime Metropolitan Police Connect launched.

Chris Robbins, leader of the management work of Waltham Forest, told London Assembly member Darren Johnson, Green Party of the Council's contribution to the initiative could be terminated if a deficit "structural £ 1,000,000" in the second and third year of the plan can not be cured.

anti-gang unit known, is aimed at gang members with emphasis on the carrot and the stick, the combination of vigorous enforcement of the law with offers to help young offenders concerned to change their habits. Waltham Forest carrot in the form of a prevention program called that is enough, involving the probation service in London and a variety of local community organizations.

In a letter to Johnson, Robbins said enough is enough "is expected to cost £ 3.5 million over three years to 2014" and funded "primarily through the city" with the help of a sum of 70,000 pounds of the Greater London Authority. He describes himself as "cautiously optimistic" about the effects of the initial phase of the program, saying that the approaches of the 33 families containing gang members have "a participation rate of 80%."

The Met has also been tentatively positive about the effects of Connect in Waltham Forest, in a report to the Metropolitan Police Authority last month (see paragraphs 24-26).

Creasy published figures of the Metropolitan Police of victims of commuter failures of all types of knife crime in the age group 13-24 of the 2007/08. The knife crime category includes incidents where the victim was injured, threatened with a knife, or when the offender left the possession of one.

The figures show an increase of 12% over last year (compared to 6,460 offenses in 7231) and a 29% increase from 2008 to London as a whole (compared to 5600 in 2007/8 from 7231 in 2010/11). Each county, except Bexley, Kingston and Redbridge has seen an increase in the longer period, with Merton (up to 84%), Southwark (up to 71%), Lambeth (63%) and Lewisham (up to 63%) having the percentage increases more.

Southwark also recorded the highest number of knife crimes in 2010/11 with 523, followed by Newham (443) and Lambeth (407). The smallest number, 48, was shot in Richmond.
It was new. My comment? Boris Johnson, has seen violence and juvenile delinquency knife approach, and the blame for the bleak picture painted above may not be laid at his gate. But he has no excuse to give the impression, as he sometimes that knife crime and serious violence against young people, whether gang related or not, have not increased since he took office City Hall. Cutbacks in plans that can help address these trends must be fought relentlessly intolerable. It is our conservative mayor doing enough?

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