The Innovation Unit has published a report on community views on violence affecting young people in Greater Manchester. The report stipulates that between 2015 and 2018, there has been an 89% increase in knife crime offences in the region and on average, there are 3 knife crime offences in schools across Greater Manchester every week. Whilst the report states the majority of violent crime is not committed by young people, it states that there is evidence that violence involving young people is increasingly more quickly than for the general population. The report highlighted a number of key insights including the role of social media in amplifying and exacerbating conflict, concerns that young people were growing up in environments where violence was normalised and changes to neighbourhood policing were seen to worsen the relationship between communities and police officers.
The report can be found here.