Safe Space? The past, present and future of violence reduction in Scotland

Published: January 2024

Over the last two decades, Scotland has witnessed a significant reduction in violence, leading to an increasing consensus around Scotland’s ‘public health approach’ to violence reduction.

This briefing paper aims to summarise the evidence-base on violence reduction in Scotland and highlight key lessons for other jurisdictions.

Authors / Editors

Professor Alistair Fraser

University of Glasgow

Dr Fern Gillon

University of Strathclyde

Prof Susan McVie OBE FRSE

Dr Tilman Schwarze

University of Glasgow

Research Themes

Crime, Violence and Inequality