Preventing Violence Using Unique Information from Emergency Health Services – the Cardiff Model
Controlled trials carried out by the Violence Research Group have shown that violence can be reduced more effectively if prevention is based on information collected in emergency departments as well as on police intelligence.
The Cardiff Model's innovative approach to violence prevention was developed in response to this and the Group's discovery that one half to two thirds of violence which results in hospital treatment is not known to the police. Subsequent research found that police knowledge of violence depends on people reporting these offences, but that many of the injured do not report because they are afraid of reprisals, don’t want their own conduct scrutinised, or because they don’t think the police could take effective action if they do report.
To read more about how the Cardiff model is being adopted worldwide and significantly reducing violent crime please download our 60 Second Briefing Report below.