Met's sanctioned detections rate

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you agree that the clear downward trend in the Met's sanctioned detections rate is likely to be related to the loss of resources brought about by MOPAC cuts?


Answer for Met's sanctioned detections rate

Answer for Met's sanctioned detections rate

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Sanction detection rates are important but our top priority is to have fewer crimes in the first place - which is why I have challenged the Met to cut key neighbourhood crimes by 20%, and they are on course to do it. Latest figures show MOPAC 7 crimes are down 19.8% against the baseline of 2011/12.

The overall sanction detection (SD) rate is currently 20.8%.  Homicide continues to have the highest rate at 94.3%, with other good results for domestic abuse (45.9%), and assault and violence with injury (both at 33.3%).

Police Officer numbers have been climbing each month and have met the 32,000 I pledged in my Police and Crime Plan. I am proud that London is one of the only places in the country that continues to recruit police officers despite the budget cuts imposed on us.