Violent crime includes domestic violence, serious violent crime,
gun/knife crime and general violent assault. Alcohol is a common
factor in relation to levels of violence, specifically in
association with violence in the nighttime economy.
Violent crime has high physical, emotional and financial
consequences for individuals, families and society.
What are we doing to tackle violent crime?
We are working with our partner agencies across St.Helens to
tackle violent crime. Over the past year we have;
• Deployed metal detection equipment to assist in identifying
people carrying knives, plus ongoing knife test purchase
• Provided advocacy and support to victims of domestic
• High-risk victims of Domestic Abuse continued to be referred into
the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) for
better co-ordination of support services and targeting of
• Supported St.Helens PubWatch, the Council Licensing Team,
Merseyside Police and CCTV staff to tackle Town Centre violence,
with violent offenders considered by PubWatch for mandatory bans
from licensed premises.
• Convicted offenders have completed the compulsory Domestic
Violence programme whilst under Probation supervision.
• Very high-risk offenders have been safely managed by the
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Alcohol-related
Caption: Partner agencies join forces with Running
Horses to launch the One Punch Can Kill campaign in