Over the last year the number of gang members in custodyor subject to legal restrictions or licence restrictions has more than doubled and the Met are reporting that instances of serious youth violence has fallen:
- 1,871 fewer victims of serious youth violence - reduced by 28% over the last financial year
- Knife injuries to people under 25 have fallen by 27%; 484 fewer victims
- 92 fewer shootings - a 19% reduction
- Since April 2012 five gun-related homicides compared with 15 in the same period the previous year
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