#EndViolence: Serious Violence
Serious Violence is violence that causes injuries so severe that they need medical treatment.
Types of Serious Violence
- Youth knife crime
- Bar fights
- Alcohol related violence
- Drug related violence
What do we plan to do about Serious Violence?
- Help to prevent people getting involved in gangs, drugs and serious violence
- Help keep young people safe through engaging education
- Enabling young people to easily reach support networks
What are we doing about Serious Violence?
- Working with the Violence Reduction Units
- Developed a project for young people to raise awareness of the consequences of knife crime and promote positive activities for young people
- Promoting organisations that can help (see below the videos)
The Basingstoke Peace Project
We identified violence as one of the topics we wanted to tackle this year and were concerned about the number of knife related issues. We decided to start an awareness project with young people to raise awareness of the consequences of knife crime and promote positive activities for young people.
Read about the Basingstoke Peace Project to find more information about the project and how you can get involved.
What can you do?
- Look at our infographic about serious violence on Twitter and retweet or share it
- Add your voice to tackling serious violence in our Big Conversation
- Try our Kahoot quiz about serious violence
- Talk about how we can #EndViolence on social media, use our hashtag and tag @hantsyc on Twitter or Instagram, or use @hantsyouthcommission on Facebook.
- Watch these videos:
- Safe4Me – An education website with information regarding knife crimes, such as why young people carry knives, education resources, law relating to knife crimes, etc.
- NoKnives – An all rounder of a website that has information, events, facts, blogs, stories and even more about knife crimes.
- Fearless – An anonymous reporting website that allow people who might be afraid of backlash to report crimes without revealing their identity. It also has youth resources and advice relating to different types of crimes.