What is the VRU? The Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) brings together specialists from across the UK to tackle violent crime and its causes. Who is in the VRU? Meet the specialists working together to tackle violent crime in London. A public health approach An overview of dealing with violence as a public health issue. VRU community If you have any work or examples of community views on the issue of violence that you can share, please get in touch. News and articles Keep up to date with the latest VRU news. Related projects Learn more about what else we're doing to tackle knife crime and serious youth violence. Related content London Needs you Alive Join the Mayor's movement to tackle knife crime... Knife Crime Strategy Learn more about what we're doing to reduce knife crime in London and support the people and communities affected. Violence against women Our aim is to reduce violence against women and girls in London and change the culture that enables this to happen. Young Londoners Find out what the Mayor is doing to help London's children and young adults make the most of our city.