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Violent Crime

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures to combat violent crime. (134297)

The Government are taking forward a full range of work to tackle violent crime. This has included: introducing new legislation; providing intensive support to practitioners in those areas which face the biggest challenges in terms of violent crime; and developing a range of measures to reduce sexual and domestic violence re-offending.

We consider that a 34 per cent. fall in BCS violent crime since 1997 is testament to the effectiveness of these measures, and we will continue to focus our efforts to bring down the level of these serious crimes even further.