40 percent rise in hit and runs

40 percent rise in hit and runs

14 December 2016

Drivers are failing to stop in one in five crashes on London’s roads and figures show there has been a 40 per cent increase in hit and run incidents since 2011.[1]

There is no information available to show whether those responsible in hit and run incidents are being brought to justice.[2]

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow question the Deputy Mayor and the Met about what is causing the growth of hit and runs.

The guests are:

  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime
  • Craig Mackey, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
  • Martin Hewitt, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

The Committee will also question guests on the following topics:

  • HMIC inspection – child protection investigations in the Met. 

Yet another damning report on the performance of the Met. It reports that the “fundamental deficiencies” in the way the Met “understands and responds to child abuse and sexual exploitation is putting children in London at risk”.

  • Mayor of London’s draft police and crime plan 2017-2021. 

While recognising that it will be “increasingly challenging”, the draft plan proposes to maintain the “strategic target of 32,000 officers.”

The meeting will take place on Thursday 15 December from 10.00am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend. 

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes to editors

  1. BBC, London hit-and-runs injure nearly 5,000 people, 22 November 2016
  2. Sian Berry, Hit and run: an unacceptable epidemic, November 2016
  3. Full Agenda papers.
  4. Steve O’Connell AM, Chairman of the Police and Crime Committee is available for interview.  See contact details below.
  5. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.


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