A NEW campaign is urging victims of violence to report incidents to police.

Figures suggest almost two-thirds of people in south Wales who attend A&E after being assaulted do not report them.

Under the message Help Us To Help You, the joint campaign launched by South Wales Police and the police and crime commissioner forms the latest initiative in an ongoing commitment to keep south Wales safe.

It will see victims of violent attacks and assaults – as well as threats – given information about how and why they should tell police, and what happens next.

The scheme follows the launch of a south Wales multi-agency violence surveillance system and is based on the findings of violence surveillance reports commissioned by the police and crime commissioner and produced by Public Health Wales.

The most recent reports, from the first half of 2017, show 63 per cent or 1,448 out of 2,293 emergency department assault attendances at South Wales A&Es – across the Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Swansea didn’t tell police about it within a day of attending.

The three health boards in the force area – Cardiff and Vale, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg and Cwm Taf – are among the organisations supporting the campaign.

Information will also be displayed in places such as libraries, student unions and community centres.