Claims against the Met Police

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2992
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please list the total number of claims made against the Met police by members of the public in each of the last four financial years. Please also include the number of successful claims, and the total sum of compensation paid in each year.

Answer

Answer for Claims against the Met Police

Answer for Claims against the Met Police

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The information for claims against the Metropolitan Police Service by members of the public in the last four financial years is shown in the table below.

A "successful" claim has been defined as one where the claimant was awarded compensation by the court, or the matter was settled by the payment of compensation, with or without an admission of liability. Comparisons should not be made between the number of claims received and the number of successful claims, as the number of claims received does not bear any correlation to the number of "successful" claims in any particular year, given that a typical claim may well take several years to resolve.

Tables showing misfeasance, public liability claims and road traffic claims.  

MALFEASANCE CLAIMS

2012 - 2013

2013 - 2014

2014 - 2015

2015 - 2016

Number claims received

555

582

416

387

Number of successful claims

186

204

185

220

Amount of compensation paid

£1,748,488

£2,537,848

£3,748,259

£4,638,800

PUBLIC LIABILITY CLAIMS

2012 - 2013

2013 - 2014

2014 - 2015

2015 - 2016

Number of Claims received

3136

2279

1186

1108

Number of successful claims

331

420

446

368

Amount of compensation paid

£222,507

£372,577

£317,547

£295,740

ROAD TRAFFIC CLAIMS

2012 - 2013

2013 - 2014

2014 - 2015

2015 - 2016

Number of Claims received

2914

2672

1132

1041

Number of successful claims

445

614

302

385

Amount of compensation paid

£1,906,939

£2,919,553

£1,990,462

£1,352,843