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    Blog:Want to reduce youth violence? Follow the science

    Over the summer of 2020, something very odd happened in Southend-on-Sea. In parts of the city, violent crime plummeted not by 10% or 20%, not even by 40% or 50%. It fell by a whopping 74%. There were fewer serious assaults, robberies and drug trafficking offences. What caused this dramatic fall? It couldn’t be the…