Mayor to attend gang violence conference

The Mayor of London is attending a major conference on how to tackle gang violence in the capital .

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Almost a thousand under-25s shot or stabbed in London last year

Boris Johnson says £3 million will be spent on every year for the next four years in an effort to reduce London's worrying gang-related crime figures.

It's believed 224 gangs operate in the capital, with a total of 3,495 members. Together, they're responsible for a fifth of all London crime.

London’s ambulance service has in 2013 it was called to 973 victims under the age of 25 who and suffered gunshot or knife wounds. The majority of the incidents are understood to be gang-related.

The figures were released at a gangs summit hosted today by Boris Johnson.

Mayor to attend gang violence conference

The conference will discuss how to stop gang culture and arms dealings Credit: Met Police

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is to attend a major conference on how to tackle gang violence in the capital .

Speakers include Kevin G. O'Connor, the Assistant Police Commissioner for New York City and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe.

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