Serious violence support and reporting

Our approach to reducing violent crime

We apply a public health approach to violent crime, including serious youth violence. We treat violence as a preventable public health issue rather than solely a police enforcement matter.

It centres around the following key areas:

Community Resilience Partnership (CRP)

Our Community Resilience Partnership brings together local government and community voices to develop community-shaped solutions around the prevention of violent crime and disorder.

We’re also committed to developing hyperlocal partnerships which recognise the many assets and strengths of communities. Building on existing work with partners in Pembury, Woodberry Down and Kings Park, we’re developing a network which will help strengthen our approach to tackling serious violence across Hackney.

Find out more about our approach to reducing violent crime.

Get help

Support for victims and witnesses of crime

If a crime has affected you, contact North London Victim Support for free local support. You can call them on 0808 186 9291 from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Call 0808 1689 111 to contact them at all other times. You can also request support on their website.

If someone has murdered or unlawfully killed a family member and you need bereavement support, contact the National Homicide Service. Call 0300 303 1984 or email To learn about the support available, visit Victim Support – Homicide Service.

Get support for a child or young person

Victim Support’s pan London Children and Young People service provides confidential support for children and young people who have been victims or witnesses of youth violence.

Young Hackney is our service for all young people aged 6 to 19 and up to 25 with additional needs. They also provide a range of advice for young people on staying safe.

Page updated on: 30 January 2024