Have youth service cuts led to more crime?

Have youth service cuts led to more crime?
 

The claim: The Labour MP published a tweet suggesting rising violent crime could be linked to cuts in young people's services.
Verdict: Youth services have seen big cuts in their budgets over the past few years. However, it's impossible to make a clear link between that and a rise in violent crime.
Youth service spending by local authorities in England is down by a third compared with three years ago, according to figures for the Department for Education (DfE).
When we refer to youth services we're talking about youth clubs, after-school clubs but also things like teenage pregnancy advice... read more

 
7 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 66
Source: BBC
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