P114 ORACLE 114 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0021:11   HURD LAUNCHES DRIVE  AGAINST VIOLENCE Home Secretary Douglas Hurd has pledged a New Year drive against violent crime, now at an all-time high in England and Wales. In his New Year message, he welcomed the 8% reduction in burglaries to 73,000 over the past 12 months. But he singled out violent crime as the main area of concern for 1989 and said effort and resources would have to be concentrated even more effectively. There was no single answer to fighting crime, but many initiatives already under way would bear fruit in the New Year. News headlines 101 Sport 130 Worldwide Newsfile Sport TV Guide