Mayor's Advice to Scotland Yard over street crime

Meeting: 
MQT on 2002-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Reference: 
2002/0280
Question By: 
Eric Ollerenshaw
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What advice has the Mayor provided Scotland Yard in regard to cutting street crime?

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Answer

Answer for Mayor's Advice to Scotland Yard over street crime

Answer for Mayor's Advice to Scotland Yard over street crime

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My advice to the Commissioner has always been to increase the level and visibility of policing in London in respect of all crimes. High level visible policing has a direct impact on both the prevention and detection of crime as well reducing the fear of crime in London. The success of Operation Safer Streets is testament to this. In order to tackle street crime effectively, the MPS must work in partnership with the functional bodies and relevant agencies to address the root causes of street crime. I have outlined my work around this in the previous question (279) and am working closely with the MPS to ensure that there is a strategic and co-ordinated approach to the problem of street crime in London. I also advised that a dedicated Transport Operational Command Unit, established in partnership with TfL, would have a significant impact on the levels of crimes on key transport corridors and I am pleased that this is now well underway. .