Code Red Calls

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1219
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many code red calls have been made specifically relating to anti-social behaviour during the months of March, April and May 2007?

Answer

Answer for Code Red Calls

Answer for Code Red Calls

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The majority of driver incident calls from a driver of a bus to London's 24 hour bus control centre (CentreComm) do not demand an emergency response. Driver incident reports categorised as `anti-social' can be made for a variety of reasons. For example disturbance calls can range from egg throwing and noisy schoolchildren, to more serious incidents such as fighting or threatening behaviour.During March 2007, there were 6,917 anti-social driver incident reports to TfL. Of these, 42% were categorised disturbance, 37% forgery/fraud, 12% criminal damage, 4% violent offences and 4% robbery/theft.For April 2007, there were 7,360 anti-social driver incident reports to TfL. Of these, 42% were categorised disturbance, 39% forgery/fraud, 12% criminal damage, 4% violent offences and 3% robbery/theft. Up to 14th May 2007, there were 64 anti-social driver incident reports to TfL. Of these, 43% were categorised disturbance, 40% forgery/fraud, 10% criminal Damage, 3% violent offences and 4% robbery/theft. It is important to note that not all driver incident reports result in a recorded crime, analysis shows that under 40% of these reports end in any police attention and an even smaller proportion require an emergency response. London Buses actively encourages drivers to report all incidents through the control centre to allow for informed decisions to be made about the deployment of resources to the transport network pan London.