Violent crime in Sutton

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3641
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In the light of the recent spate of violent crime in Sutton will the Mayor of London, in his capacity as Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority, commission a review of the policing strength in the Borough in order to restore public confidence?

Answer

Answer for Violent crime in Sutton

Answer for Violent crime in Sutton

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Reducing violent crime is a policing priority for all boroughs across London.

In spite of recent tragic events, Sutton is one of the safest boroughs in London and the crime rate remains low. Sutton has recorded 12 'most serious' violence offences during September 2009, which is statistically lower than the previous year. Work is underway to reduce this further by continually reviewing the best deployment of staff, as well as smarter working with partners in using technical and financial resources. In spite of recent tragic events, Sutton is one of the safest boroughs in London and the crime rate remains low. Sutton has recorded 12 'most serious' violence offences during September 2009, which is statistically lower than the previous year. Work is underway to reduce this further by continually reviewing the best deployment of staff, as well as smarter working with partners in using technical and financial resources.

Sutton Police are actively working with partners and the public to show how they are responding to recent events, and to ensure results are widely and effectively communicated to help the public feel reassured, safe and engaged.