The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit is a national center of expertise on violence. Part of Police Scotland, the SVRU targets violence wherever it occurs whether it’s on the streets, in our schools or in our homes. Supported by the Scottish Government the unit has adopted a public health approach treating violence as an infection which can be cured. The SVRU is the only Police member of the World Health Organisation’s Violence Prevention Alliance.
The SVRU believe violence is preventable – not inevitable.
We have been speaking with BBC One’s Panorama programme about how Scotland cut violent crime. I want to take this opportunity to underline that the