It is impossible to say with any certainty how many young people in Hackney and the City of London are involved in gang-related activity, but it is likely to be a very small proportion.  A study in Waltham Forest suggested that 4% of children and young people in that borough are adversely affected by gangs. 4

Between 2013/14 and 2014/15, there were three ‘gang flagged’ murders and six attempted murders in Hackney.  The Community Safety Partnership Plan 2016-2018 suggests that gang-related crime is likely to be under-reported to authorities. 5

Hackney’s Integrated Gangs Unit focuses on (approximately) the top 150 most violent gang offenders (see Section Services and support available locally). 6

References

  1. H. Khalifeh, L. Howard and D. Osborn, “Violence against people with disability in England and Wales: findings from a national cross-sectional survey,” PLoS ONE, vol. 8, no. 2, 2013
  2. Hackney Council, “Community Safety Partnership Plan 2016-2018,” London, 2016
  3. Hackney Council, “Improving Outcomes for Young Black Men – Narrative theory of change: Background and Context,” 2016.
  4. H. Khalifeh, L. Howard and D. Osborn, “Violence against people with disability in England and Wales: findings from a national cross-sectional survey,” PLoS ONE, vol. 8, no. 2, 2013
  5. Hackney Council, “Community Safety Partnership Plan 2016-2018,” London, 2016
  6. Hackney Council, “Improving Outcomes for Young Black Men – Narrative theory of change: Background and Context,” 2016.