Mobile application for victims of stalking

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2174
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A mobile application specifically for the victims of stalking could enable them to record the perpetrators patterns of behaviour and provide them with a secure and confidential way of altering the police should they feel at an enhanced risk. Would you investigate the value of the Metropolitan Police Service commissioning a mobile application specifically to support the victims of stalking?

Answer

Answer for Mobile application for victims of stalking

Answer for Mobile application for victims of stalking

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have committed in my Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2013-17 to ask the MPS to undertake a review and analysis of harassment and stalking cases to strengthen understanding of the nature of these crimes, with a particular focus on the specific risks and vulnerabilities of BME and LBT women and girls. I expect the review to be victim led and to inform better ways of working to support victims of stalking, using technology where appropriate. I have already committed to introducing an app for the recording of hate crime and the Met are looking at how they can make the reporting of all crimes easier online.