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A Digital approach to crime and violence is required

Updated: Mar 2, 2022

Studies consistently find higher levels of inequality to be correlated with higher rates of violence.

A meta-analysis of 34 studies analysing the relationship between poverty, income inequality and various types of violent crime across a range of geographical areas, have found a clear association between income inequality and all types of violent crime.


They also found closer associations between inequality and certain types of violent crime, with stronger correlations between inequality and homicide and assault for example.


Most recent figures show that in the 12 months leading to June 2021, Police recorded 45,096 knife crime offences in England, 10,383 were recorded in London alone, during the same time period. London still has the highest number of violent offences amongst young people, despite a 31% drop in the 12 months leading to June 2021. When we consider the level of ‘unreported’ violence, the figures can only act as a guide. This shows that new approaches are needed to tackle the root causes of violence amongst young people.


Research also shows a high proportion of people arrested for a range of offences testing positive for drug use. It has been suggested that one third to over a half of all acquisitive crime is related to illegal drug use. This perpetuates a cycle of drug dealing that becomes the main income generator and a difficult cycle to break without intervention.


We aim to address the increasing spiral of crime and violence by championing for change and addressing the following issues.

• Lack of employment & training.

• Lack of Black Role Models.

• The lack of positive youth representation in the media

• Peer Pressure and social inclusion.

• Lack of community facilities.

• Lack of business & entrepreneur training



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