Violent Crime

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 operations.
• Provided advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence.
• 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 repeat perpetrators.
• 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 crime. 

Partner agencies at Running Horses

Caption: Partner agencies join forces with Running Horses to launch the One Punch Can Kill campaign in St.Helens.