Sajid Javid, a fellow student who grew up in a stolen poor neighborhood, recruited by drug dealers suggested he could end up in a criminal life.
In a speech to deal with severe violence, the Home Secretary began a passionate defense of police tactics disrupted by Teresa May, a disruptive influence in the community, and a search.
Javid said that crime was one of his biggest concerns and that seeing the faces of the victims of knife crime made his children afraid.
Javid's first major speech has a deep personal orientation and is the first to appear in the Conservative Leadership Competition, behind the organized competitors such as Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt and Dominic Raab. It was shooting. The hunting is like a Javid, and I would like to introduce myself as a moderate of Tory who accepted Brexit.
Parliamentarians have suggested that there is no "front story" that suggests a unique political agenda, such as the mention of a strong backdrop as the son of Rochdale of the Pakistani immigrants, who came up with a home secretary.
Javid said Monday that young workers and senior police officers in eastern London should change the "government mindset" to resolve violence among young people. To better understand the path to violence and crime, we needed to use our data more effectively.
If Javid did not have good influence from parents and teachers, the beginning in life could be "very different".
"I grew up in a tabloid called Britain's most dangerous street," he said. "It's not too difficult to know that you can live a life of crime on your own, not in the cabinet. I ask if my school's students are asking for help from a shoplifter.
"There was a drug addict who stood near the entrance to the school and told me that I could easily make money when I joined in. But I was lucky, my parents were loving and supportive, To me. "
He listened to the news that young people felt the need to carry a weapon and made them worry about their children.
"I kept waiting for the keys many times behind the front door," he said. "When I see news, I can see the faces of all those who are lost due to knife crime … but I can not see my children's faces. I know it is difficult to separate individuals from my policies."
"If something is not safe or the streets are not safe for my children, something is wrong," he said as Home Secretary.
Javid said the increase in knife crime included a drug market where traders are taking more risks and are ready to exercise social media influence and police financing secured this year to hire 3,500 executives this year said.
Javid acknowledged that the increase in pauses and searches is "universally unpopular," and admitted that it was also the most suffering community of violent crime, although it disproportionately affected blacks and ethnic communities. "Stopping and searching can save lives. There are people alive today because I stop and find them, and I can not do enough with it."
The number of stops and searches has decreased from about 1 million to about 300,000 a year. Javid said he does not want to go back to "he did not set goals or think properly". However, police officers should have the confidence to use it as a tool.
"What we are now hearing from the police is more targeted and information-based, I go with stops and searches and I agree.
"What I want to do is to make the police more confident in stopping and searching, which is to listen to the police and not to go back to the way they were, it is not necessary. It's about the use that you get. "