Police statistics2

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Would it not be a good idea to keep statistics of the number of stop and searches on a ward level ?


Answer for Police statistics2

Answer for Police statistics2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As advised in my response to MQ 3328/ 2014, it would be impractical to collect stop and search data to this level of detail.  Stop and Search is a legitimate policing tactic that is supported by the vast majority of Londoners. However, I recognise the importance of ensuring these powers are used appropriately in maintaining that legitimacy.  This is best achieved by ensuring transparency and accountability through MOPAC Challenge, the publication of stop and search data, and by working with borough community monitoring groups to provide local accountability.