Violence stats

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0249
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

It's clear that violence is rising in the Met area. To what extent does this reflect the cutting back of the SN programme which saw officers based in each neighbourhood?

Answer

Answer for Violence stats

Answer for Violence stats

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is no evidence linking the increase in recorded violence to the number of neighbourhood officers, which has increased by 2,600 across London, including 75 extra officers in Barnet's neighbourhood teams and 105 extra in Camden.