Julian Assange

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given the recent attempted break-in to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, how is the Metropolitan Police going to ensure the continued safety of Mr. Assange, who some would argue is effectively a political prisoner under house arrest?


Answer for Julian Assange

Answer for Julian Assange

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The title, number and percentages for the reasons for visiting a front counter are set out in Annex 1, Chart 6 of the Public Access & Engagement Strategy consultation. 

A quarter of all visits by the general public to front counters are to report a crime or a traffic collision, which can now be done online or the telephone.

Twenty front counters receive one or fewer crime reports a day, 25 receive fewer than three reports, and only nine have five or more reports.

The busiest station, Brixton, receives an average of seven reports a day. As this is a 24/7 front counter, that is one report every 3.5 hours. Ninety per cent of people who were already online - the vast majority of Londoners - would consider using online policing services in the right circumstances - and this figure was consistent for older citizens.

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