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  • Report
  • 30th Jan 2020

Violence in London: what we know and how to respond

A report commissioned by the Mayor of London's Violence Reduction Unit

Key findings

  • Violence in #London cost £3 billion in 2019.
  • Violence in London is highly geographically concentrated. 🗺️
  • Contrary to popular belief, the majority of London neighbourhoods did not experience increases in violence between 2013 and 2017.

We have worked with the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit to carry out the first ever capital-wide assessment of violence. In our new report we bring together data analysis and new research from leading academics to complement the voices of London’s communities with evidence of large-scale patterns and trends to inform decision making. We also present the evidence on what works to prevent violence so policy makers can incorporate insights about what has previously been effective and why into new or existing programmes, and make commissioning decisions based on a good understanding of what we do and do not know.