VRU Needs Assessment

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The Needs Assessment for the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) provides an evidence-based public health assessment of serious violence in the county. It does this by identifying, defining and analysing the underlying drivers of violence particular to the region. The picture built through the assessment informs the VRU’s Response Strategy, allowing the team to deliver bespoke, targeted interventions to the areas of greatest need, where they will have the greatest impact.

Download the West Yorkshire VRU Needs Assessment (PDF 5.23MB)

Note – this Needs Assessment was first published in January 2021 under the then Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire. Responsibility for exercising the functions of the Police and Crime Commissioner in West Yorkshire transferred to the Mayor of West Yorkshire on 10th May 2021.