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The Future of Gang and Knife Crime Prevention 2021

The Future of Gang and Knife Crime Prevention 2021

29, 30, June, 2021


According to the Office of National Statistics, overall crime rates are in decline with total police recorded crime decreasing by 4% in England and Wales in the 12 months ending June 2020 to approximately 5.8 million offences.  Crime levels from April to June 2020 were much lower than in April to June 2019 with 19% less crime due to the Covid-19 lockdown. 

However, during this period police recorded sharp rises of drug offences and anti-social behaviour incidents.  Knife crime and youth violence have risen in many parts of the UK. 

Knife crime is at its highest recorded level in the past 10 years, with 46,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales in the year ending March 2020.

As the demand for policing services continues to increase, the government’s campaign to recruit 20,000 additional officers over the next three years is ahead of schedule, with almost 6,000 new officers joining up to the end of September 2020. 

Agenda Content and Learning Outcomes*

  • Learn of the ten-year transformative vision for policing: attraction retention and collaboration with local services to improve outcomes for citizens
  • Understand how digital policing and the delivery of specialist capabilities are enhancing the responses to new and complex threats
  • Explore the impact of the digital society and new technologies such as 5G and blockchain on policing and the delivery of public value
  • Balance the efficiency generating benefits of data-driven policing with the challenges involved including data privacy, misuse and bias
  • Utilise violence reduction units to understand the root causes of violent crime and develop a coordinated response
  • Develop bespoke and robust recruitment campaigns to increase diversity in the police force
  • Assess the impact of Covid-19 on the spread of county lines violence and the increasing number of vulnerable young people being exploited as a result
  • Examine approaches to rehabilitation for mental health and substance abuse to reduce reoffending rates

Benefits of Attending

  • Meet other like-minded professionals and develop new, beneficial connections
  • Through the learning opportunities and sharing of best practice, you will be able to implement improvements in your workplace
  • Impact the wider agenda and be part of future planning
  • Be part of organisations that continue to evolve, improve and innovate
  • Learn how to make the best use of key products and services that can help transform your organisational capabilities


The Future of Gang and Knife Crime Prevention 2021 event brings together senior leaders across the police force, protective services, Government, academia and the wider public sector to hear the latest policy updates across the sector and address the challenges facing the sector in these unprecedented times.

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Dates and Timings

This is a 2-day event. Day 1: 09:00am – 1:00pm. Day 2: 09:00am – 2:00pm.

*Agenda subject to change.

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 9:00 to Wednesday, 30 June 2021 14:00