Sanctioned detection rate, Barnet

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What progress has been made in improving the SDR in Barnet?


Answer for Sanctioned detection rate, Barnet

Answer for Sanctioned detection rate, Barnet

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am pleased to note that the sanction detection rate in Barnet has increased in the last year, up by 0.5% from 19.5% to 20%.

The MPS has invested in training and a dedicated officer for community resolutions to improve the sanction detections of the lower level crimes where it is either not the victim's wish or not in the public interest to pursue through the judicial system. A marked increase has been seen in the use of these resolutions.

Barnet are also piloting the use of Bodycam footage (BWV), this has been pivotal in securing Domestic Abuse charges where the victim has been too intimidated to support police proceedings. Once this pilot is completed we are hopeful this will be rolled out across the whole Borough and again see further improvements.