Khulisa’s response to the LAPCC investigation on gun crime in London

London saw a significant fall in gun crime offences between 2010 and 2015. However, in the last 2 years there has been a sharp rise in gun crime: 2,493 gun crime offences were recorded in the year to February 2017 in comparison to 1,625 in the year to February 2015.

To understand both the causes of gun crime in the Capital and what can be done to tackle these offences, the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee issued a call for written responses to support their investigation into gun crime in London.

In our response we argue that trauma-informed interventions and the provision of wrap-around support services are vital to the prevention and reduction of gun crime. Key to this is the development of a commissioning process which enables and promotes collaborative working between charities (and the public sector) to support the provision of a multi-agency response to the root-causes of gun crime.





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