Recorded incidents of serious violence also fell by 31 per cent March this year compared to the previous year, following the increase of proactive patrols and support from partner agencies.
Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit has also invested almost £400,000 into 24 different programmes and projects across the county to tackle knife crime, criminal exploitation and provide opportunities for young people.
Visit our Operation Sceptre campaign page to find out the locations of the county-wide weapons bins, and more about the work the force is doing with its partners to keep children and young people in Bedfordshire safe, including tackling knife crime and violent offenders, and getting dangerous weapons off the streets.
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