Prevent and Channel Referrals (3)

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many Channel referrals have been made for the whole of London since 2012? Please provide this information broken down by borough.


Answer for Prevent and Channel Referrals (3)

Answer for Prevent and Channel Referrals (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since Channel was rolled out nationally in April 2012, there have been over 4,000 referrals and hundreds of people at risk of being drawn into terrorism have been provided with support. The total number of Channel referrals for London since January 2012 is 1069.

The MPS do not release information relating to Channel broken down by Borough. The release of this information is open to interpretation in relation to both performance and extremist activity and would enable those engaged in criminal/terrorist activity to identify the focus of policing activity.