Youth provision (1)

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How much has the Metropolitan Police Service spent in each of the last 4 years on projects specifically related to protecting young Londoners and reducing youth crime?


Answer for Youth provision (1)

Answer for Youth provision (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Unfortunately, the costs related to activities and initiatives prior to 2007/08 are not readily identifiable.

Much of the MPS's work relates to protecting young Londoners and reducing youth crime and the focus of the Service's 2008-10 Youth Strategy is on reducing victimisation. This work is led by Territorial Policing and spend on specific initiatives can be summarised as follows:

Estimate 2007/08 2008/09 £000 £000 One-off spend 2,154 4,250 Ongoing spend 10,900 19,300*

*includes Volunteer Police Cadets; Kickz programme; Be Safe Programme; Public Protection; Desk Service and Safer Schools Partnerships. In addition, and not included above, activities undertaken by borough commands and commands outside of Territorial Policing's work will also have an impact on protecting young Londoners and reducing youth crime. A useful summary of the MPS activity in this area is provided in the Service's response to the MPA's Youth Scrutiny (