We are carrying out further work about how a series of measures designed to tackle antisocial behaviour are affecting young adults, as well as evaluating different enforcement approaches.
The Centre's director, Richard Garside, commented on knife crime trends and measures to tackle violence in yesterday's Guardian.
Richard said it was inaccurate to describe the spate of knife crime as a national emergency, adding:
It’s a very small number of the general population that’s either being victimised by this or in fear of their lives. It’s why these incidents seem quite shocking and why the policy world seems to fail to address it in a systematic level because for the vast majority of people, this doesn’t affect them
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