Research and analysis

Sharing information to tackle violent crime: audit of progress

Audit into how A&E departments and community safety partnerships (CSPs) share non-confidential information to tackle violent crime.



The Department of Health established a programme to support A&E departments to share non-confidential information with community safety partnerships locally to help tackle gun, knife and other violent crime. In 2014, the department carried out an audit to:

  • examine how information sharing is being implemented
  • look into motivational and technical issues that might affect implementation of the programme

This report sets out the audit’s findings.