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UC Crew reduces youth crime in St Helens during the Autumn Half Term

Posted on 06 Jan, 2022

UC Crew reduces youth crime over the Halloween and Bonfire Night half term period, with a programme of exciting Hip Hop and Youth activities across the St Helens borough.

UC Crew received funding from the Youth Diversion Fund administered by the Community Foundation of Merseyside and Emily Spurrell - Merseyside Police & Crime Commissioner to deliver activities that would engage young people to keep off the streets, reduce participation in crime and avoid being a victim from youth anti-social behaviour.

During the St Helens Autumn Half Term, we provided a Hip Hop Programme of fun events and workshops to provide opportunities to experience Hip Hop arts and cultural activities, which they wouldn’t find anywhere else. We had fantastic attendance over the programme period and reduced youth crime across the borough.

St Helens Star said that across St Helens and Merseyside “there was a 52% decrease in reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage on Saturday, October 30, with 279 such reports being made compared to 576 last year”.

The activities that UC Crew delivered in St Helens were DJing, Graffiti Art, Breaking, Dodgeball, Hip Hop Youth Challenge, Capoeira, Street Dance and a mixed Hip Hop arts event with food and live DJ.

We also worked with young people from St Helens Youth Justice Service to create a vegetable theme graffiti art mural at a local allotment in Parr.

We are proud that we were able to engage with 163 young people during the St Helens Hip Hop programme and make St Helens a safer place for young people and residents.



St Helens Autumn Half Term Hip Hop Project
UC Crew - St Helens Graffiti - Sexton Avenue Allotments
UC Crew - St Helens Graffiti - Sexton Avenue Allotments