Can policing in London cope? Mayor and Commissioner answer questions
2017 has been a challenging year for the Met Police.
While crime in London remains lower than a decade ago, it is rising.
Offences in the 12 months to October 2017 were up just over 6 per cent compared to the previous year.
The Mayor has called for an increase in police funding for London. He believes “the slice of the pie that policing receives is too small” and that the police grant needs to be increased.
The types of crime contributing to this rise are changing. ‘High harm’ offences—such as sexual exploitation, knife crime and serious violence—have come to the fore.
At a full meeting of the London Assembly tomorrow, Assembly Members will ask these questions and more:
- Challenges and opportunities for policing in 2018
- Anti-knife campaign for young Londoners
- Reform of the Met
The guests are:
- Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
- Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Met Police
Following this, Assembly Members will submit motions on various topics.
The meeting will take place on Thursday, 21 December from 11:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).
Media and members of the public are invited to attend
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Notes to editors
- MOPAC, Monthly report to the Police and Crime Committee, December 2017
- Agenda Papers
- 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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