Stalkers Using Technology

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1147
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Domestic violence experts have warned that the use of specialist technology that enables abusers to stalk victims online and via mobile phones is growing at an alarming rate. Do the Metropolitan Police Service log each occasion when a criminal act involves the use of new technology and if not, will you lobby them to do so in order to help establish the scale of technology use in stalking?

Answer

Answer for Stalkers Using Technology

Answer for Stalkers Using Technology

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current MPS reporting systems preclude identification of crimes that involve this technology. However, work is currently being undertaken to explore innovative ways to improve the safety of victims and deter, disrupt and detect offenders. The issue of technology used by perpetrators underpins this work.