Serious Violence

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What is Serious Violence?

The Home Office Serious Violence Strategy defines serious violence as specific types of crime such as homicide, knife crime, gun crime and areas of criminality where serious violence or its threat is inherent, such as in gangs and county lines drug dealing.

Introduced as part of the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, the Serious Violence Duty requires specified authorities to work together to prevent and reduce serious violence in their area.

Serious Violence has devestating impacts on victims and their families and instils fear within communities. Ipswich Borough Council are working with partners to identify:

  • The kinds of serious violence that occurs in Ipswich
  • The causes of serious violence
  • The people most affected or at risk

You can find out more about the Serious Violence Duty here: Serious Violence Duty - Statutory Guidance (publishing.service.gov.uk).

How do I report Serious Violence?

Call the Police on 999 if in immediate danger or call 101 for non-emergencies.

Report to the police online.

Where can I get support?

If you are a victim of serious violence, you can contact Norfolk & Suffolk Victim Care by calling 0300 303 3706.