Knife crime and gun crime

More help and advice

Campaigns and information

  • Choose a Different Ending

    ‘Choose a different ending’ is an interactive film, made by the Metropolitan Police Service, that allows you to decide what happens next. You can interact with it, choose what to do and decide how it ends.

    Choose a Different Ending
  • Drop the Weapons

    A website from the Metropolitan Police which aims to show you how real people can turn away from violent crime. Hear real stories from people who have been involved in gun and knife crime.

    Drop the Weapons

Reporting crime

  • Crimestoppers

    If you want to provide information about a crime without talking to the police, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity. On their website you can also click through to the section for young people called ‘Fearless’.

  • The Sharp System

    The ‘School Help Advice Reporting Page’ (SHARP) allows young people to confidentially report incidents which occur within their school and local community. Pages are run by individual schools that have signed up to the scheme. This link will take you through to a list of all the London schools that are so far involved.

    The Sharp System

Other support

  • ChildLine

    ChildLine is the free helpline and online service for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call 0800 1111 or visit to talk to a trained counsellor about any problem, or talk to other young people on the message boards.

  • Victim Support

    Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime right across England and Wales. Their services are free of charge and confidential. Call the support line on 0845 30 30 900.

    Victim Support
  • Street Pastors

    An interdenominational church response (lots of different churches working together) to help solve neighbourhood issues including gangs and group violence.

    Street Pastors

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