Brixton, notorious for its high crime rates, is the focus of a special investigation series launched by The Standard. The series aims to shed light on the everyday lives of Brixton’s residents, amidst the backdrop of violence, drug trade, and poverty. It reveals the stark contrast between the thriving market and nightlife, and the dark underbelly of crime and deprivation. The series uncovers the struggles of young people caught in the crossfire of gang violence, and the efforts of community leaders to steer them towards a better future. The investigation also explores the impact of gentrification, with rising property prices forcing out long-term residents. Despite the challenges, the series highlights the resilience and determination of Brixton’s community, fighting to improve their neighbourhood and break the cycle of crime and poverty.

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