Serious Youth Violence in Haringey

MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


High Road in Haringey, which runs from Turnpike Lane through Wood Green, has been named the worst road in the capital for knife crime. There have been 58 stabbings between 2012 and 2014 which more than double the number in the next worst street. What action are you currently taking to prevent this serious issue in Haringey and across London?


Answer for Serious Youth Violence in Haringey

Answer for Serious Youth Violence in Haringey

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Haringey deploys a number of tactics to reduce and detect knife crime offences that include proactive and reactive police operations and joint working with the Local Authority Community Safety team and Health partners. The MPS carries out proactive intervention and prevention work against known gang members and MOPAC have funded Haringey local authority £245,000 in financial year 2015/16 to fund gang intervention initiatives in the borough. MOPAC also continues to work with key partners to provide a strategic pan London response to helping young people affected by gang violence.

Please see my response at MQT on 16 November for more information about the work that MOPAC and the MPS are doing to tackle knife crime and serious youth violence.

Additionally, Haringey is also a Shield pilot borough. This innovative approach is a Strategic Ambition project that brings together, enforcement, engagement and an offer of help for gang members, and aims to reduce victims of gun and knife crime.