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19 July 2019

The Mayor of London has released new data showing the strong relationship between young people living in poverty and in areas of high deprivation and the higher likelihood of being involved in serious youth violence.

Rosemary Watt-Wyness, our Chief Executive, was quoted:

“I believe that every single young Londoner has the right to be safe in their city and that there is a duty on all of us to make that happen. There is no single cause of violence and no simple solution, but giving young people positive options, safe places and trusted relationships has to be part of the answer.

London Youth and our network of 450+ community youth organisations are committed to the public health approach to violence in London and support the Mayor’s Violence Reduction Unit. We will continue to work together with and for young people.”

Read the press release here.