Prevent referrals made to the police

MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many Prevent referrals have been made to the Metropolitan Police Service in 2015 and 2016? Please provide a breakdown per borough and by the age and ethnicity of referred individuals within each borough.


Answer for Prevent referrals made to the police

Answer for Prevent referrals made to the police

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In 2015 there were 2,062 referrals. 42% of these were under 18 years old and 58% were over 18 years old.

In 2016 there were 1,273 referrals with similar ratios.

Data on ethnicity is not captured, since to breakdown figures on a borough basis could be used to identify the level of policing activity which would enable those engaged in criminal/terrorist activity to identify the focus of policing activity and any tactics that may or may not be deployed.