Statement in response to Children, Violence and Vulnerability

Detective Superintendent Siobhan Gainer, Head of the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (MVRP), said: “As an organisation who put young people’s views at the top of our agenda, we are concerned about their perception of violent crime, expressed in the Youth Endowment Report. Their views may not always correlate with the actual figures, for example the reduction in homicides recorded, but none-the-less one violent crime against a young person is one too many.