Met police spending on crime prevention communications

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4616
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How much has been spent by the Metropolitan Police Service on communications initiatives aimed at reducing crime - including activities such as the development, production and dissemination of leaflets, posters, adverts, web and social media advertising, launches and events - during the financial years 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16? Please separately provide the total within each year's spending that was for initiatives aimed at young people.

Answer

Answer for Met police spending on crime prevention communications

Answer for Met police spending on crime prevention communications

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Corporate communication is an important tool for the MPS. It helps to increase the public's confidence in police activity and to encourage reporting.

The total amount spent on communication initiatives aimed at reducing crime covering the period April 2012 - April 2016 was £1,803,842.55. A break down by financial year is below:

     FY 2012-13: £948,219.22 (of which £251,633.70 was spent on Counter Terrorism communications initiatives aimed at reducing crime)

     FY 2013-14: £43,112.96 (of which £5,173.96 was spent on Counter Terrorism communications initiatives aimed at reducing crime)

     FY 2014-15: £305,913.07 (of which £223,883.32 was spent on Counter Terrorism communications initiatives aimed at reducing crime)

     FY 2015-16: £506,597.30 (of which £114,871.10 was spent on Counter Terrorism communications initiatives aimed at reducing crime including £24,000 on youth)

These are corporate costs and do not include the variety of communications work the Met carries out locally and departmentally. There are also a number of free communications channels including use of social media and home office material. These are often aimed at the younger generation.