Victim based crime sanction detection rates

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2010
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Sanction detection rates for victim based crime are at their lowest since June 2012 at only 13% - meaning only about 1 in 10 crimes across London get solved. What work are you doing in conjunction with the CPS to improve justice for victims?

Answer

Answer for Victim based crime sanction detection rates

Answer for Victim based crime sanction detection rates

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As in my previous response to MQ 447 2015, 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 MPS to cut key neighbourhood crimes by 20%. They are on course to achieve that. Latest figures show MOPAC 7 crimes are down 18.8% against the baseline of 2011/12.

A range of work is being undertaken with the CPS to improve justice for victims.  For example, the joint work being undertaken by the MPS and CPS to address sexual offences sanction detection rates.

In addition, the London Hate Crime Reduction Strategy, launched in December 2014 and produced collaboratively with the CPS, the MPS and other CJS stakeholders also details the work that we are doing to improve justice for victims.