September 1 2014 Latest news:

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 16°C

Five-day forecast

Gang and youth violence on the slide in Islington

Youth violence is down in Islingtonfull force of the law. Pic: Katie Collins/PA Youth violence is down in Islingtonfull force of the law. Pic: Katie Collins/PA

Thursday, January 9, 2014
3:01 PM

Gang and youth violence in Islington is on the slide, but more could be done to tackle the problem, according to a new report.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Figures released by the London Probation Trust (LPT) on Monday show how wounding and inflicting GBH offences by 10 to 19-year-olds are down in the borough – by 13 and 18 respectively – since 2010.

There were 18 offences of each typed carried out by that age group in 2012/13.

Islington was one of 18 boroughs considered most at risk of gang culture and targeted by a £10million Home Office campaign following the riots in the summer of 2011.

The campaign involved sharing information between criminal justice agencies and making sure youngsters at risk of homelessness or mental health problems were not sucked in to gang culture or offending behaviour.

Andrew Hillas, assistant chief officer at LPT said “We are aware that it is a small minority of gang members who commit the greatest harm.

“It is critical we work closely in partnership with local community organisations with a specialist track record of successfully helping young people leave gangs, as well as with the local police.”

Share this article


   Local advertisers

More News articles

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Islington Gazette on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Islington businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Islington Gazette, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Read full story »