Spending more on youth services, crime prevention and community policing worked in Glasgow, readers point out. But other factors also need to be taken into account

In the face of the tragic and shocking rise in violence in London, it is good that there is a success story in Glasgow to draw on, where they have shown that reduction is possible (Treat violence as a public health crisis, say experts, 6 April).

One of the most compelling arguments for Glasgow’s long-term, joined-up public healthcare approach came from the police, who argued, on economic grounds, that early prevention pays.

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