Some Quotes provided by Street Doctors (August 2020)
- Violence affecting young people is on the in London
- London is one of the most dangerous places in England & Wales for Knife Crime (BBC)
- County Lines – London is the highest exporting area with more than 4,000 people being recruited to distribute drugs across the country (BBC)
- More than 24 children have gone missing since the lockdown in London alone – they are believed to be involved with County Lines (My London)
- At least £35m less funding per year is being spent on council youth services in London compared to 2011/12 (MOPAC)
- Knife offences across the UK hit a record high in 2019 (49% higher than 2011) (Guardian)
Everyone can make a difference – Unique Talent say “reach one, teach one” – invest in a young person you don’t know. Speak to Unique Talent or a local charity to support you with this.